Icelandic Summer

I fell in love with Iceland from the moment I touched down at Keflavik Airport near Reykjavik. The first couple of miles along the southern coast presented me with something that I had never experienced before, a landscape free from man-made influence other than the winding ring road that I was driving on.

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Iceland was a real challenge for me I must admit. Being alone in a country that has very few “home comforts” outside of its capital city other than a few humble villages where the sheep outnumber the inhabitants, it meant having to make do with basics like sleeping in a tent or in the car. Being self sufficient for 3 weeks, a real camping holiday without a proper bathroom, washing machine, TV or fridge. I was very excited to be doing an adventure on my own but with a touch of anxiety at the thought of which problems I may face along the way.

Iceland is known as the country of fire and ice. The rugged landscape is full of reminders of its volcanic past and present. It is scary to think that one is sitting on one big massive volcano. As proof of this, two weeks before setting off, an earthquake hit the southern coast of the island destroying many houses and causing considerable damage to the ring road through floods and landslides. I was a little concerned about the condition of the road as I intended on driving to the east side of the island where the dramatic glaciers and icebergs are to be experienced.

As it turned out everything went fine and I did actually drive around the complete island almost 1,5 times in 3 weeks. Those were 3 amazing weeks, full of dramatic weather, beautiful scenery and so much peace and solitude that I have never experienced anywhere else up to or after being there. Would I go back again? Definitely. Next time though I would like to take a 4x4 and visit just as the winter is coming to an end to experience Iceland with snow but also enough daylight to enjoy photographing this amazing, constantly changing landscape.

Vatnajökull Glacier: The Largest Glacier in Europe

THREATENING BEAUTY

SURF BREAKERS

POSER

OYSTER CATCHER

MIRRORED VIEW

WHITE ANGEL

A CHANGE IN WEATHER AGAIN

GARDAR BA 64

WATERFALL NO.?

PUFFIN MODEL

GLACIAL COURTYARD

DIAMOND BEACH

DANCING LIGHT

PUFFIN CLIFFS

ROARING TORRENT

ON THE LOOK OUT FOR BREAKFAST

Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it’s beauty.

Albert Einstein

SNAEFELLSJÖKULL DOWNHILL

TYPICAL WEATHER

BEST PART OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

LAST GLIMPSE OF THE SUN

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

CAIRN FJORD

WILD WATER

MOSSY LAVA FIELDS

GULLFOSS RAGE

GETTING SNUG

FJORD VIEW

RED SKY AT NIGHT…..

BLACK SAND BEACH AT VIK

INLAND OBSTACLES

SKOGAFOSS RIVER

SUNRISE DRAMA

RAZORBILL CHILLAXING

STRANDED ON AN ICEBERG

JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH

SELJALANDSFOSS

STORMY NIGHT

ANARSTAPI ARCH

PUFFIN BILLY

LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

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Did You Know?

30% of Iceland’s electricity is of geothermal origin – the highest percentage worldwide. The rest of the nation’s electricity is generated by hydro power, making Iceland the world’s most ecologically friendly country in terms of energy.

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