Iceland, June 2013

A series of panoramas captured during a brief trip to the South West and North West of Iceland, during the long summer days and nights of June 2013.

The C-117D was a US Navy / US Marine Corps variant of the venerable C-47 (itself the military version of the classic DC-3 Dakota). This example was previously based at Keflavik, before being decommissioned and ending up at the museum at Hnjótur in...
The harbour at Djúpavík, situated at the head of Reykjarfjörður, is dominated by the old herring factory and the rusting hulk of SS Suðurland. Formerly a cargo and passenger ship, she's now spending her twilight years mouldering slowly and dramati...
Flotsam, jetsam and driftwood on the coast between Drangsnesvegur and Bjarnarfjörður, on the section of Route 645 between Bjarnarnes and Kaldrananes. I came across this as I drove along the eastern side of Strandir in the West Fjords.The coastline...
The end of a half day's road trip from Selfoss: the view from the less-celebrated, less-exciting side of Dyrhólaey. We drove along the causeway, looking forward to photographing the sea arch and beach on the coast. However when we arrived at the f...
This has become an iconic desitination for photographers visiting Iceland, so when I was planning my trip it was high on my list of places to check out. It's a couple of kilometres from the road, and is fairly easy to find although it is not visib...
This has become an iconic desitination for photographers visiting Iceland, so when I was planning my trip it was high on my list of places to check out. It's a couple of kilometres from the road, and is fairly easy to find although it is not visib...
Kerið crater lake, IcelandI originally blogged about this after visiting in 2008; before going to Iceland again in 2013 I reprocessed the original photos and developed this panorama. I didn't have them to had but tried to remember the spot I'd sto...
I visited Iceland in June, as part of the Iceland 2013 IVRPA conference, and had a couple of days to myself afterwards to explore. Based on personal recommendations I decided to visit the West Fjords, in north-west Iceland… sparsely populated, wil...
This waterfall is Öxarárfoss… literally the river Öxarár waterfall foss (as in force – a term still used in parts of northern England – a dialectic throwback from the days of Norse occupation). It's near the centre of Þingvellir National Park in I...
Standing in the middle of Route 1 (Þjóðvegur 1) a few minutes before midnight, just east of the bridge crossing the Jökulsá river between Skógasandur and Sólheimasandur. There wasn't much traffic to dodge, even on Iceland's main road, allowing eno...
A glorious Icelandic evening in the iconic Þingvellir National Park, looking towards Þingvallavatn (Lake Þingvellir)… the largest freshwater lake in Iceland. Elsewhere in the scene is a typical vegetation typical of volcanic scrubland: dwarf birch...
Stopping briefly on Strandavegur, the road to Djúpavík and beyond. For most of the time the road, which was only completed in the 1960s, hugs the coastline tenaciously. However here it climbs rapidly at the head of the fjord, providing an elevated...
The C-117D was a US Navy / US Marine Corps variant of the venerable C-47 (itself the military version of the classic DC-3 Dakota). This example was previously based at Keflavik, before being decommissioned and ending up at the museum at Hnjótur in...
The C-117D was a US Navy / US Marine Corps variant of the venerable C-47 (itself the military version of the classic DC-3 Dakota). This example was previously based at Keflavik, before being decommissioned and ending up at the museum at Hnjótur in...
The C-117D was a US Navy / US Marine Corps variant of the venerable C-47 (itself the military version of the classic DC-3 Dakota). This example was previously based at Keflavik, before being decommissioned and ending up at the museum at Hnjótur in...