The Highlands Not surprisingly, astronauts used to train in Iceland as it’s about as close you can get to emulating the moon. Also known as the desert interior, the barren highlands is brimming with moonlike craters, jagged lava fields and hotpots; glacial springs and lakes; concealed mossy covered valleys and spectacular unnamed waterfalls. My absolute […]
This is our latest montage, which we hope will give you a flavour of the many dynamic landscapes we encountered on our two-and-a-half-month odyssey around Iceland – of all the Nordic countries we visited in the second half of 2019, this was our favourite by quite a margin.
West Iceland I heard on the grapevine that for many, West is best. As the five regions go, it ranked in my top five. Still a relatively hidden pearl by today’s standards, West Iceland stretches from the Botnsa river in the lush serenity of Hvalfjordur to the Gilsfordur fjord. Watersheds and glaciers border it. From […]
It soon became clear that with every small blue or yellow sign we drove past – in a language we couldn’t remotely fathom – it signalled another place we’d never heard of, accessible via a marked road, track or trail. What did we just miss? Admittedly on arrival, we were as far from informed to […]
At the tail-end of Hurricane Dorian, a fierce wind battered our ferry as we pitched and rolled through the chop, blown into a white-capped frenzy. As water smacked against us, there was little choice but to ride the waves of nausea after embarkation in Denmark. Two days of being tossed up and down in the […]