Fimmvörðuháls – The fiery pass across Eyjafjallajökull

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The Eyjafjallajökull area is one of the defining features that blew me away on my first trip to Iceland. This was when it was still some obscure mountain massif on the south coast, before I even knew its name. When it suddenly erupted into world fame in the spring of 2010, I was screaming in frustration Continue reading

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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

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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

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In 2006 I went on an impromptu trip to Iceland. 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