Icelandic Summer

I fell in love with the Icelandic Summer from the moment I touched the runway at Keflavik Airport near Reykjavik. The first couple of kilometers along the southern coast presented me with something that I had never experienced before, a landscape free from all man-made obstructions other than the winding ring road that I was driving on. I felt free at last.

Icelandic Summer

I fell in love with the Icelandic Summer from the moment I touched the runway at Keflavik Airport near Reykjavik. The first couple of kilometers along the southern coast presented me with something that I had never experienced before, a landscape free from all man-made obstructions other than the winding ring road that I was driving on. I felt free at last.

Icelandic Summer

I fell in love with the Icelandic Summer from the moment I touched the runway at Keflavik Airport near Reykjavik. The first couple of kilometers along the southern coast presented me with something that I had never experienced before, a landscape free from all man-made obstructions other than the winding ring road that I was driving on. I felt free at last.

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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.

THREATENING BEAUTY

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SURF BREAKERS

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POSER

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OYSTER CATCHER

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MIRRORED VIEW

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WHITE ANGEL

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A CHANGE IN WEATHER AGAIN

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GARDAR BA 64

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WATERFALL NO.?

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PUFFIN MODEL

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GLACIAL COURTYARD

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DIAMOND BEACH

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DANCING LIGHT

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PUFFIN CLIFFS

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ROARING TORRENT

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ON THE LOOK OUT FOR BREAKFAST

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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

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TYPICAL WEATHER

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BEST PART OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

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LAST GLIMPSE OF THE SUN

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN

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CAIRN FJORD

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WILD WATER

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MOSSY LAVA FIELDS

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GULLFOSS RAGE

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GETTING SNUG

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FJORD VIEW

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RED SKY AT NIGHT…..

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BLACK SAND BEACH AT VIK

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INLAND OBSTACLES

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SKOGAFOSS RIVER

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SUNRISE DRAMA

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RAZORBILL CHILLAXING

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STRANDED ON AN ICEBERG

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JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH

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SELJALANDSFOSS

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STORMY NIGHT

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ANARSTAPI ARCH

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PUFFIN BILLY

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LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

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