Tag Archives: Winter

122 metres high. Háifoss – pronounced how-eye-foss – in the Highlands of Iceland, seen on a classic wintry morning. We were lucky to have just the right amount of snow to add to the atmospheric conditions. For relatively narrow falls such as this one, retaining the natural flow of water is preferable to the ‘cotton […]

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Winter crisp in the fjord. Powered by the herring boom at the beginning of the 20th C, the village of Siglufjörður, named after its spectacular fjord, became the wealthiest settlement in Iceland. Then suddenly in 1969, the herring took their lot elsewhere devastating Siglufjörður and sinking its economy almost overnight. See this link for the […]

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A tough life. Whooper swans ride out a ferocious blizzard in Lónsfjörður, East Fjords of Iceland.   I wouldn’t have been out making images if not for Börkur Hrólfsson who expertly negotiated the hazardous conditions (see video below).   The video is also available on YouTube.    

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First dusting of the season. The site of Úlfljótsvatnskirkja dates back to the settlement era, the current structure was built in 1914. The provenance is explained below by Börkur Hrólfsson (“Emperor of Northern Lights”): Úlfur is wolf and ljótur is today ugly, but in the old days it meant facial expressions. So the first lawspeaker […]

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