My second trip to Iceland was quite an adventure & I must admit that as I flew over the southern coast, descending to Keflavik Airport I was a little apprehensive to driving in the amount of snow I was witnessing through the plane window. Who the hell is daft enough to want to go to Iceland in the middle of Winter? Well from what some say I apparently do seem to have a distinctive desire for such extremities. Strange really, I like warm destinations as most others too & would rather sweat my wotsits off than freeze them off but the rugged, snow covered landscape of Iceland never ceases to capture my fantasy. It was a challenge I just couldn’t resist.
I had 10 days to document as much as possible weather permitting & that was my biggest concern. Iceland is well known for it’s ever & rapidly changing weather conditions & is certainly one of the main reasons for landscape photographers to go there but a main concern is the amount of time you could spend sitting around waiting for the rain to cease, the fog to lift or even worse still, sit out a snow storm slowly being buried in your car.
As it turned out I was quite lucky considering the locations & season but I also had a couple of hairy encounters with blizzards & storm force winds that literally took my breath away. On the odd occasion I couldn’t open the door of my car or see anything through the camera due to streams of tears obscuring my view caused by the gale force winds. It was an experience that I will never forget & I am glad to report that I have some pictures that I can be quite proud of.