Category Archives: Iceland Travel Blog

One from the Road

Saturday consisted of various views of the Vatnajokull glacier.  Here’s one taken by shouting “stop” at Finn when we saw a puddle which reflected this glacial tongue in good light. Thankfully his quick reactions didn’t cause an accident. Continue reading

Sunday, August 28, 2011 in Iceland Travel Blog, Travel

Also from the “Foss a Siva”

Here’s another view of the field beneath the Foss a Siva. I loved the light, and the simple colour palette, and just wanted to share this with you. Continue reading

Other People!

We continued our move south-east on Friday, moving from the highlands down to the coastal strip, and round Iceland’s largest glacier, Vatnajokull. We spent the morning at Landmannalaugar, which is a popular destination for all tours, so there were lots Continue reading

Sandwich Day

… and I don’t mean the nice ham and cheese one I had for lunch! 🙂 I asked for a less dramatic day today and got it. We started with a relatively short drive through a completely empty black sand Continue reading

Friday, August 26, 2011 in Iceland Travel Blog, Travel

Desert Flower

One of Thursday’s shots, showing the sparse vegetation a near a river contrasted with the black sand desert behind. Continue reading

An Eventful Day

Wednesday was a fascinating and rather eventful day. We started off gently enough with a group of locations around Landmannalaugar which were a combination of black hills streaked with almost fluorescent green moss, and colourful tarns surrounded by black, brown, Continue reading

Thursday, August 25, 2011 in Iceland Travel Blog, Travel

Glacial Panorama

This is a panorama from just one side of a small hillock near Hrafntinnursker which has a remarkable view. Bewteen this and a similar view the other way you can see no fewer than ten of Iceland’s glaciers. The one Continue reading


This is a rather nice pollur (=”tarn”) near Landmannalaugar. I particularly like the red, green and blue palette. I’m beginning to get the hang of Icelandic pronunciation. It seems to mainly involve putting at lot of “t” sounds where they Continue reading

Waterfalls, Waterfalls…

With the original cinema release of Life of Brian the Monty Python team included a wonderful documentary spoof called Away From It All, which includes at one point the memorable line “Gondolas, gondolas and more ****ing gondolas”. Tuesday’s journey through Continue reading

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 in Iceland Travel Blog, Travel

Our Guides

Meet our guides. I’m doing this trip with an Icelandic company called Nature Explorer, which is run by Haukur “Hawk” Parelius, in the background in this shot. He has several drivers, but always does the Fire and Ice trip himself, Continue reading

A Day of Travails

You don’t realise quite how empty the interior of Iceland is, or just how much time you’re going to spend bouncing over unmade roads through deserts of rock and mud. It’s not surprising that NASA test their extra-terrestrial rovers here. Continue reading

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 in Iceland Travel Blog, Photography, Travel