life through the lens
Thoughts of glaciers, icebergs, geysers, the midnight sun and really expensive beer enticed me to Iceland. I missed out on the midnight sun but it's a top destination (and the beer was cheaper than I anticipated).
1000 Icelandic Krona
A view of Reykjavik and the North Atlantic from the Perlan
Inside the Perlan is the Saga museum, which displays the history of Iceland - Reykjavik
One of the huge water tanks that make up the Perlan - Reykjavik
The Radhus, home to the City Hall, overlooks the Tjornin lake - Reykjavik
A walkway over the Tjornin lake to the Radhus, Reykjavik
Ducks preening themselves on a Sunday morning at Tjornin, Reykjavik
In late August the sun sets around 10.30pm - Tjornin, Reykjavik
Hallgrimskirkja is a very imposing church in central Reykjavik
Go to the top of Hallgrimskirkja for superb views of Reykjavik - this photo shows Tjornin and surrounds.
Leifur Eiriksson, the first European to 'discover' America in the 11th century, stands outside Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik
Nautholsvik beach is warmed by natural thermal waters - Reykjavik
A great place to experience bathing in thermal volcanic waters (in addition to the Blue Lagoon of course) is at Laugardalslaug, Reykjavik.
I need to follow this - Reykjavik
The Sun-Craft sculpture overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, Reykajvik
On Reykjavik's main shopping street, Laugavegur
Chin up mate - Reykjavik
Reykjavik's harbour and the base for whale watching trips from the city
Doing a bit of window shopping? Reykjavik
The Alpingi is Iceland's parliament
An excellent Reykjavik cultural festival kicks off in this street.
My YouTube video here
I've never watched a live band in a shoe shop before - Culture Night, Reykjavik
DJ's play in the main shopping district of Reykjavik on Culture Night
The sun sets near Reyjavik harbour
On my way to Hofn the bus stopped for a break at Vik in southern Iceland. Here's a view of Vik's black basalt sea stacks
A hilltop church at Vik
The black sand beach on a stormy day at Vik
Hofn is located in south east Iceland and serves as a good base for exploring the eastern section of the magnificent Vatnajokull glacier
Low cloud creeps down the mountains at Hofn
Hoffellsjokull, a tongue of the Vatnajokull glacier, lies across the bay at Hofn
A close up of Hoffellsjokull as seen from Hofn
On the way from Hofn up to Joklasel, on the edge of the Vatnajokull glacier
Above the clouds at Joklasel lodge
A fantastic view from Joklasel of Skalafellsjokull glacier tongue, part of the Vatnajokull glacier
Dressed up in our racing gear, we set off for the snowmobiles on the Vatnajokull glacier - Joklasel
Ice, ice and more ice at Vatnajokull glacier
My YouTube video here
Looking down on Vatnajokull glacier
Vatnajokull glacier is the largest glacier in Europe (by volume). Underneath lie several volcanoes, the last to erupt being Grimsvotn in 2004. BBC report from 2004 here.
Snowmobiling on Europe's largest glacier was my favourite Iceland experience - beautiful views and messing around on a skidoo - Vatnajokull glacier
Feeling like a Ferrari mechanic in my gladrags - Vatnajokull glacier
Some big crevasses on Vatnajokull glacier - the snowmobiles follow a set path in order to avoid hidden splits in the ice
Lost in Iceland - Vatnajokull glacier
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