Photos: Gjáin

Not far from Stöng, the Rauðá river runs through an area in the upper Þjórsárdalur valley, an area full of particularly green vegetation and striking rock-and-waterfall formations.

August 15, 2019

Photos: Driving in Vesturland

Our trip to Stykkishólmur was spur of the moment. We had done the Circle. We headed east to see Stöngs old and new, waterfalls, and more. We headed south to do... well, nothing. The road upon which we traveled required a 4x4 as soon as it departed the Capital Region. So, north it was.

August 13, 2019

Photos: Driving in Suðurland

After spending a Friday evening visiting Geysir and Gullfoss, we took Skeiða-og Hrunamannavegur, a rural road north of Flúðir, back to a friend's cabin. It was around 9:00 p.m., but as it was a week before the solstice, the sun was still three hours from setting.

August 12, 2019

Photos: Reykjavík’s Old Harbor and Faxaflói bay

In 874, according to the Icelandic "Book of Settlements," Norseman Ingólfur Arnarson threw the pillars to his chieftain's seat into the waters off the west coast of Iceland and promised to settle where they washed ashore. It reportedly took his slaves three years to find them. Personally, I'm curious to know what they did in the meantime.

August 9, 2019

Photos: Geysir

There is not one thing I can say about the Geysir hot spring area that already can't be found in any basic search for the Golden Circle. That won't stop me from trying, of course.

August 9, 2019