Iceland


During March of 2015 I took part in a four-day trip to Iceland in the hope of seeing the Northern Lights. We spent our first night at Grindavík, then flew north to Akureyri, from where we travelled by road north to Mývatn.

The countryside was magnificent - snow-covered, wide open spaces with few trees but with sky from horizon to horizon. We saw comparatively little wildlife but had wonderful views of Gyr Falcon and Barrow's Goldeneye.

Sadly, the Aurora Borealis was largely absent apart from one night that gave us a faint glow, barely discernable with the naked eye, but the only sighting I had.

Even so, to stand totally alone in the silent early hours of one morning by the main road through Mývatn was a breathtaking experience and a memory I'll have with me always. In temperatures colder than -11° C, no sound apart from my own breathing, a few distant lights and the moon and stars - well, it almost made up for not seeing the Aurora.

For now I'll say this page is under construction!


Grindavik, in southern Iceland







Goðafoss:Waterfall of the Gods


Snow Drift - Mývatn

Mývatn in Moonlight











Skjálfandi Bay, in northern Iceland