Not too far away from Faxi waterfall in Iceland’s Golden Circle region is the Kerið volcano crater. The dormant crater is one of a group of volcanic hills called Tjarnarholar or lake hills. It actually isn’t that huge at around 55 m (180 ft) deep, 170 m (560 ft) wide, and 270 m (890 ft) across but still makes for quite a sight as the 6,500 year old … Continue reading
The Golden Circle region of Iceland is a famous tourist route from Reykjavik into central Iceland that includes natural wonders such as waterfalls and geysers along with historic sites within the Þingvellir National Park. This whole area is bountiful with great scenery and during my visit it was a snow-covered winter wonderland. Known as the “small … Continue reading
What a difference a few days can make in Iceland. A little rain and a change from sub-zero to slightly warmer temperatures changes everything!
Whilst in northern Iceland I set off from Akureyri (population 18,000), the second largest population centre in the country to the small port town of Dalvik (population 1,400) about 30 minutes north to go on an afternoon whale watching cruise in the Eyjafjörður (Island Fjord). This is the longest fjord in Iceland reaching south to Akureyri and … Continue reading
This is one of my favourite photos from my time in Iceland. I was floating about on a boat in the middle of the Eyjafjörður (Island Fjord) in Northern Iceland at the time. The winds and sea had calmed and I could finally get some shots of the sun setting in spectacular fashion without my camera fogging … Continue reading
In the middle of winter in Iceland there is no early morning sunrise. Sometime after 10am the sky starts to lighten but realistically the sun doesn’t really rise until around 11am. Around 5 hours later it starts to set. That was my experience at least during my recent visit to this beautiful country. Surprisingly I … Continue reading