Blown away big time! – The overwhelming beauty of Iceland

I didn’t really know what to expect of Iceland on my first visit. I just went on short trip because I wanted to see Sigur Rós. Little did I expect to be blown away in more ways than one… and that it would trigger many more trips to come. Continue reading

GeekPic! @ Fimmvörðuháls

Probably one of the geekiest (and least flattering!) of them all… But I’m proud of it! 😉

Following up from last week’s Mountains & Volcanoes NaturePic series, this is at the intimidating steaming heaps of the Fimmvörðuháls fissure lava flow in 2014. I had to brave howling winds in order to Continue reading

Eyjafjallajökull – The one that rules them all

The unpronouncable one, silently looming in the background. Always in the shadow of its bigger sisters and brothers. Nobody knew its name, or could even pronounce it, except Icelanders. Until that day in April 2010, when it literally Continue reading

Vestmannaeyjar – A force of nature that can’t be denied

In 2006 I went on an impromptu trip to Iceland, having no idea what to expect. Along the south coast, I drove through some of the most overwhelmingly beautiful landscapes I’ve ever seen. It was beyond anything I could have imagined beforehand. The moment I saw those mysterious island shapes of Vestmannaeyjar Continue reading