Iceland- One Year Later

December 14, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Between Sea and SkyBetween Sea and SkyLocation- near Hofn, Iceland

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Between Sea and Sky  |  Hofn, Iceland  |  December 2015


It was just over a year ago that I returned from my dream trip to Iceland.  I can't say that the experience didn't leave me wanting more as it was incredible to see the places that I've studied through the photos of others.  I usually prefer to travel solo but for that trip, I booked a photo tour with Skarpi Thrainsson of Artic Exposure.  His warm and friendly demeanor fronts a wealth of knowledge and love for the landscapes of his country and for landscape photography.  While he's soft spoken in general but also in his experience, Skarpi works with some of the best landscape photographers around the world and you'll also begin to notice his images appear throughout Iceland, though Skarpi won't feel the need to point them out.  One thing about going on a tour, if you're stuck with a challenging group of people, it can detract from the experience, but we had a great group for our trip, which was a good thing since we ended up trapped in our hotel for a day due to hurricane force winds.  We all made the most of it and even braved the weather to spend some time with some Icelandic horses.

StormStormSubject- Icelandic Horse, Iceland

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Storm  |  Vik, Iceland  |  December 2015


The high winds melted a lot of the snow and that in turn resulted in the ice caves flooding, but Skarpi managed to get us into one all the same.  While it wasn't the experience it could have been had the weather cooperated, it was still a great opportunity and I'm grateful we didn't miss it.  The snows returned, the weather improved, and we were treated to some incredible landscapes along with several displays of the aurora borealis.  To view the full gallery of images from my trip last year, visit this page, Iceland.

Aurora RoadAurora RoadLocation- near Vik, Iceland

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Aurora Road  |  Vik, Iceland  |  December 2015


 


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