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"Why would you want to eat that s**t? It’s for the tourists”
Akureyri, Iceland’s “capital of the north” is also a good place to enjoy the country’s traditional cuisine, with dishes such as smoked lamb (hangikjöt), marinated herring (sild) or rye bread (rugbraud).
What's the deal with naming in Iceland?
As we experience Gullfoss, the “Golden Falls”, one of Iceland’s many scenic highlights, my local friend Jens sheds some light on the process of naming in his country.
In Iceland, it doesn't get much hotter than "Hell"
Flying up to Akureyri, Iceland’s second-largest city, I take to the road to Hell. Viti, Icelandic for “Hell”, is a volcanic crater in the Krafla area, rich in lava flows and steaming pools of bubbling mud.
Iceland, where Mother Nature powers and heals
At Kerið, a popular stop on Iceland’s Golden Circle – the 300-km loop into the interior from the capital Reykjavík that also takes in the national park of Thingvellir and Gullfoss Waterfall – I stare into a perfect volcanic crater lake, the water a striking blue in color.
When silence says everything
Riding an Icelandic horse around Lake Mývatn – the "Lake of Midges”, named for its swarms of tiny flies – I am grateful for a fresh wind which keeps the annoying insects off me.
Why keeping focus will make you a better photographer
The Blue Lagoon is not only Iceland’s most popular tourist destination but also a photographer’s dream.
Nature is still shaping the landscape
Hello Iceland, a country where the power of nature is still shaping the landscape. Volcanoes and geysers burst forth from deep below the surface, where forces collide that will one day split the land in two but could also power all of Europe. This harsh environment has brought forth a strong people, whose Viking genes also show in their love of fireworks and all-night partying.