Category: Iceland

The Self-Help Guide to Icelandic Weather

1. Jackets with hoods are great. Make sure you know how all the tightening mechanisms on all your hoods work (and can adjust them with one hand). 2. Parking the campervan close to the...

Silent Letters, Double Consonants and Murderous Midges

We should have known.  Myvatn.  The word rolls easily enough off the tongue until you reach the “n”.  Words that end with “tn” really should be discouraged, like goalkeepers named “Szczesny” and places called...

North Iceland Gallery

Overflowing with photographic opportunities, North Iceland is a hotbed of volcanic activity, grand waterfalls and moody coastal vistas. Just avoid the insects!  

Westfjords Gallery

Remote and rugged, the Westfjords are filled with towering waterfalls, craggy mountains and spell-binding beaches. These are some of our favourite images from this region.

Don Juan and the Westfjords

My friend Paul has a system. He uses it to determine how good-looking he is compared to the general population.  When he enters a room, an auditorium or a stadium, he decides, using purely...

Snaefellsnes Peninsula Gallery

It sounds like a man supressing a sneeze, but the Snaefellsnes Peninsula is in fact a glorious, relatively deserted peninsula that stretches out from the west coast of Iceland. Enjoy some of our images.

Hitting the Road

I knew we were back in London when I saw the Heathrow customs queue.  It snaked back on itself multiple times and seemed to expand and contract like a slinky spring as it moved...

Pork Chops and the Pied Piper

I’ve always considered myself a practical man.  Handy around the house in a modern sort of way.  I’ve never met a blocked pipe I couldn’t clear, a broken gate that couldn’t be mended or a...