Journal

Strandir and Krossneslaug

It poured down as we drove along Strandir from Heydalur to Krossneslaug swimming pool. We realized we were not going to sleep in our small tent as we had planned on a campsite close to the pool and the few guesthouses we passed on our way were booked for the night. We all really wanted…

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Heydalur

Floating in the indoor greenhouse swimming pool listening to the raindrops on the roof or watching the horses run outside. Sitting outside in the hot tub, looking out over the valley, breathing in the raw smell of nature and horses. Enjoying brunch at the big house, petting the beautiful dog or playing cards or a…

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Suðureyri by Tálknafjörður

We stayed in the beautiful little town of Tálknafjörður for a few days on our 2016 Westfjords roundtrip and visited Suðureyri on the other side of the fjord from there. You get there by a gravelroad in the mountainside, so narrow that it’s simply not possible to pass another car. Suðureyri once was a whale…

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Bjössaróló

Bjössaróló in Borgarnes was our first stop on the roadtrip this summer. Bjössaróló is a beautifully located and crafted, mostly from throwaway wood, playground constructed by Björn (Bjössi) Guðmundsson and embodies his environmental psychology.

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Rauðisandur

Rauðisandur in the southern Westfjords of Iceland, quiet, wide and otherworldly. We loved it. We learned a few things. One of us found out sand feels better between your toes than in your, nose, mouth and ears. Another one realized hats are good to wear in the sun but not as much in the wind.…

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Summer night at Álftanes beach

Beautiful summer night spent at Álftanes beach flying a kite. The light was warm but the sea was cold as one family member found out the hard way. He would much more have prefered taking a bath in the warm water of Álftanes swimming pool, one of our favorite pools in the Reykjavík area, wich…

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The Kristnes Cows

I was so happy and honoured to find out that my image “The Kristnes Cows” has been selected by juror and great photographer Aline Smithson as an Honorable Mention for the show “Rural impressions” for the New York Center for Photographic Art wich will be opened in september 2013. The image is a favorite of…

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A fine day

Reykjavík, 28th July. The sun showed up last week after a unusually long rainy spring. Unusually long even for Reykjavík. Today the sun hides again behind the clouds. Today I’ll do the VAT without feeling I owe something special to the rare sunny day.

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On Poetry

See how poetry and photography look alike? “Poems, even when narrative, do not resemble stories. All stories are about battles, of one kind or another, which end in victory or defeat. Everything moves towards the end, when the outcome will be known. Poems, regardless of any outcome, cross the battlefields, tending the wounded, listening to…

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