Iceland – the Land of Fire and Ice

Landscape south coast Dyrholaey, Iceland

Seascape of the south coast near Dyrholaey, black lava columns of the Reynisdrangar in background, Iceland

When thinking about some words to accompany my photographs from Iceland, I realized that all has been said before by Stephen Markley in his excellent “Tales of Iceland or Running with the Huldufólk in the Permanent Daylight”:

“The problem with driving around Iceland is that you’re basically confronted by a new soul-enriching, breath-taking, life-affirming natural sight every five goddamn minutes. It’s totally exhausting.” A really good read!

Icebergs floating in Jokulsarlon, Iceland

Icebergs floating in the glacial lagoon at sunset, Jokulsarlon, Breidamerkurjokull, Iceland

Isolated church of Vik on the south coast with snowy mountains behind, Iceland

Isolated church of Vik on the south coast with snowy mountains behind, Iceland

“That we leave our homes, that we step through our doors to the world, that we travel our whole lives not because we want to collect exotic T-shirts, not because we want to consume foreign adventure the same Western way we consume plastic and Styrofoam and LCD TVs and iPads, but because it has the power to renew us—not the guarantee, not the promise, just the possibility. Because there are places our imaginations can never construct for us, and there are people who we will never meet but we could and we might. It reminds us that there is always reason to begin again.”
― Stephen Markley, Tales of Iceland or “Running with the Huldufólk in the Permanent Daylight”

 

 

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