Dashing Through the Snow


Admit it, when you read the title of this post, you sang it in your head a little bit, didn't you? On our way back to Reykjavik, we decided to try to stop and check out the DC-3 crash (which was en-route). This proved to be a bit more difficult than originally though. You see, Google …

Pièce de Résistance


I'm not going to talk much here, but instead just say this: The auroras the night of January 2nd and morning of January 3rd were incredible. Clear and strong enough to be photographed by an iPhone right next to the moon. I'm not going to post it because it was a crappy image, so just take …

Fred.


Before I post more about the wonderous and mystical auroras and landscapes that can be found in Icelend, I wanted to introduce you to Fred. Fred likes to make faces at people. …

Activity Level 4


On my phone, I have an Aurora Forecast app. It labeled the 2nd and 3rd as activity levels 4 and 5 (5 is the highest). Actually, let me first preface this with a quick note: We left the scenic farm and drove back to Vik (just past Vik to the west). There we found a nice …

A Beach Covered in Diamonds


When we got to the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, we first went to the glacier side (the road is smack in the middle of the glacier and beach where it flows to it's inevitable end in the Atlantic. It's really difficult to put into words what this place looked like. It's like trying to describe the Grand …

A Study in Photogenics


After Dyrhólaey, we treked farther east and hooked north, around the other side of the volcano and glacier national park (photos coming soon). We stayed at quite the photogenic farm. This ended up being our home base for the next couple of days. We drove back south towards the glacial lagoon and stopped a couple of …

Hobbiton Abbey


I was unable to post some photos from 12/30 and 12/31 mostly due to exhaustion. We've been hiking and driving in a combination of bad weather and just amazing snow vistas, and while the latter may not seem so bad, it really takes it out of you. Hiking in snow...let me tell you. …

One in a million


Not much to be said here, except that I just had the most random luck shooting a set of photographs with the intervalometer. I had my camera pointing towards one of the mountains by a glacier, trying to get the edge of the aurora, when we saw an extremely bright, slow moving, meteorite. Not only had …

Ambien Daze


Well, as far as poor decisions go, I made a pretty collosal one a couple of nights ago (the 29th - 30th). You see, it was raining quite hard and I thought we were in for the night. So, being wide awake, yet wanting to get up early the next morning, I decided to take an …

Accidental Babies


So, I got my first glimpse of an aurora, but unfortunately, it wasn't visible from the naked eye. This photograph was a total accident. I was actually shooting the base of Kerlingarfjöll at night, in the middle of a rain storm, when I saw that there was a green, wavy glow in the photo. Talk about …