Tag Archives: Trékyllisvík

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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A test of nerves and skill. Landing an aircraft in Iceland‘s fjords can be an unnerving experience. Negotiating rapid changes in weather and visibility, especially the unforeseen wind gusts, demands a high level of skill. Icelandic pilots are very well trained to operate in these conditions. Last year in March I was stranded for 3 […]

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