These images were captured this afternoon in the spectacular desolation that is the Berserkjahraun lava field on the Snæfellsnes peninsula in Iceland. Late Fall brings red blueberry flowers on the green of the moss-covered lava, lending a splash of colour to an otherwise bleak setting. From Frommer’s – Iceland: Meaning “Berserkers Lava Field,” the gloriously […]
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The majestic table mountain (tuya) – Herðubreið – in the Highlands of Iceland is seen on a dramatic afternoon from the ancient settlement at Möðrudalur, a remote sheep farm and at 469 metres, the highest in the country. Herðubreið is very dear to Icelanders and is often referred to as the Queen of the Icelandic […]
Halldór Laxness (1902-1998) was among the great literary figures of the 20th C and Iceland‘s only Nobel Laureate to date. His home, Gljúfrasteinn, located in Mosfellsbær just outside Reykjavík, is now a national museum. A multimedia presentation on Laxness‘s life and an excellent self-guided audio tour of the house are available. Laxness responded to beauty […]
Route 87 is the interior gravel road linking the settlements of Husavík and Mývatn in northeast Iceland. In the right conditions it is a spectacular drive. The corrugated route and in the distance, the snow-laced Náttfaravíkur mountains across Skjálfandi Bay. Morning coffee on Route 87. A monochrome interpretation.