Tag Archives: Strandir

Magnificent isolation. Lashed year round by wind and rain, the remote fjord Ófeigsfjörður on the Strandir coast of Iceland is as enchanting as it is difficult. Not surprisingly, today the lone farm there is occupied only during Summer and part of Fall. In the decades past, Ófeigsfjörður was renowned for shark fishing, and for his […]

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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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