Tag Archives: Strandir

Making it back home. A lone fishing boat returns to the harbour in Norðurfjörður on Iceland‘s Strandir coast. Icelandic waters and weather can be extremely treacherous, and although technology has now made it safer, fishing here is always fraught with uncertainty and danger.      

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Dive-bombed by Arctic terns. The Oystercatchers in the first two images below were perturbed by my intrusion into their nesting space and registered their displeasure with harried calls. Soon thereafter the nearby colony of Arctic terns sensed my presence, and the reaction was fierce. They set upon me with an intent to draw blood (see […]

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Life in a remote locale. Trékyllisvík is a remote bay on the Strandir coast of Iceland that 17 souls call home. To the casual eye it is the definition of an idyll – and in some ways it is. But life here can be harsh and very lonely. On this foggy afternoon, a significant portion […]

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