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 […]
Tag Archives: Winter
Don’t try this at home. Amid the volcanic surrounds of Krafla in northern Iceland is the incongruous scene of a borehole capped with a shower head. My friend Kristinn Ingi Pétursson was tempted to put his physical limits to the test in the near zero degree conditions. It took him well over an hour to […]
Eerie. The tailings of a quarry present an extraterrestrial sight following a dusting of snow and frost near Trékyllisvík on the Strandir coast of Iceland. In the second image a lone decrepit house on the abandoned farm Reykjanes is seen in the shadow of the mountain Reykjaneshyrna.
Good Friday today. The old church at Árnes in Trékyllisvík on the Strandir coast of Iceland is seen in a snow storm last week. A beautiful music session erupted spontaneously when we found ourselves in the new church hall across the street. This Icelandic song – Rósin (The Rose) – was written by […]