Monthly Archives: January 2012

Niceland: (15) The factory

Are even the factories beautiful in Iceland? Well, that´s not exactly true, but with the stormy sky and the light, i found this one very interesting. Lightroom did the rest. Djúpivogur, East fjords, Iceland. August 2011

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Niceland: (14) Djúpivogur

Djúpivogur is a tiny fishermen village located on the east fjords of Iceland.  The views, the harbour, the houses, the sheds and the fish soup are marvellous here. Djúpivogur, East fjords, Iceland. August 2011  

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Niceland: (13) South East Coast

It´s a short distance but the road between Hoffel, Hofn and Lon provides marvellous views of the landscape of the South East Coast of Iceland: small creeks, the ocean, old houses covered with grass on rocky slopes, the cliffs… South … Continue reading

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Niceland: (12) Some icebergs

The icebergs in Jökulsárlón remain floating for years inside the lagoon till they completely melt or reach the exit to the ocean. Jökulsárlón, Iceland. August 2011

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Niceland: (11) Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon

In my opinion, Jökulsárlón is the most amazing place in Iceland. An outstanding landscape! It´s a glacier lagoon full of floating icebergs that were once forming part of the glacier Breiðamerkurjökull, part of the enormous Vatnajökull. The lagoon is 17Km … Continue reading

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Niceland: (10) A walk on the glacier

Walk on the Svínafellsjökull glacier tongue, part of the Vatnajökull glacier (the biggest ice field in the world a part from the Poles). Despite the black ash over the ice deposited by a volcanic explosion, the scenery and views were … Continue reading

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Niceland: (9) Moss fields… forever

Driving the ring road east from VíK and near Kirkjubaerjarklaustur you can find vast extensions of lava fields from the Laki volcano eruption of 1783 completely covered with green moss. Don´t know how thick the moss is, but it´s very spongy … Continue reading

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Niceland: (8) Vík

Vík is a small village of 300 inhabitants located on the south coast of Iceland. It has a beautiful beach of black sand, from where we can see the marine rock peaks of Reynisdrangur (the tallest one is 66 meters … Continue reading

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Niceland: (7) Dyrhólaey

Located in the south coast of Iceland, Dyrhólaey is rock formation with an enormous arch over the ocean where it´s easy to see Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica, as well known as lundi in icelandic, frarets en català o frailecillos en castellano) … Continue reading

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Niceland: (6) South West Coast

The Route 1 or Ring Road or “Hringvegur” is the main road in Iceland. It runs all around the island connecting the most populous parts of the country. The total length of the road is 1.339 kilometres (832 mi). On the … Continue reading

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Niceland: (5) From Gullfoss to Selfoss

Gullfoss is the most famous waterfall in Iceland. It has a fall of 32 meters. By 1950 some foreign investors wanted to build an hydroelectric project there condemning the waterfall to disappear. The owner of the land refused to sell, … Continue reading

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Niceland: (4) Geysir

Another of the most famous points of the Golden Circle is Geysir, where the hot spring characterized by intermittent discharge of water ejected turbulently gave name to all the geysers of the world. The Great Geysir, that used to reach … Continue reading

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