• There are many decaying buildings in the countryside in Iceland
    There are many deserted and decaying buildings in the countryside in Iceland. Many of those houses have seen better times and played an important role in the lives of people and families. After changes in the agricultural society and people started to seek better lives in towns and villages the houses stopped playing their important role. Today most of those houses are interesting subjects for photographers. Depending on the light, day of time, the day of the year, side of the house, etc. the...
  • Yo will always find a swimming pool near by in Iceland
    To some people, it might seem strange how many swimming pools Icelanders have around the country. Even in tiny places that are so small that we don't define the cluster of houses as a village, there is a swimming pool. Probably because Iceland is an island and also because of the long history of fishing most Icelanders know how to swim. This tiny swimming pool is at Barðaströnd in the southern part of the Wes fjord peninsula. Although small and kind of remote, the swimming pool has a great view...
  • For decades, thousands of American military personnel lived on a military base
    Reykjanesbær emerged as a town a few years ago, when two towns and rivals merged into one, Narðvík and Keflavík. For decades, thousands of American military personnel lived on a military base by Keflavík that the United States Army built during WWII. A naval base for Iceland’s defense and to secure the northern Atlantic route. The Army also built an airfield, which later became Iceland’s international airport. The military base was in operation until September 2006. During that time, thousands...
  • Fishing and fish processing is still the main means of income
    In many towns and villages around the coastline in Iceland fishing and fish processing is still the main means of income for most people. Consequently, young people have a lot of interest in the sea and are eager to learn the trait. And, fortunately, their vision of the future is connected to their village. “We intend to stay in our fjord all our live” was the message from these young fishing enthusiasts in Neskaupstaður in the Eastern Region af Iceland.
  • Originally the foundation of Perlan, the Pearl, was built as supply tanks for the geothermal heating in Reykjavík. In the eighties, the idea of a structure on top of the tanks developed and was implemented. The building was quite controversial but enforced with a determination by the Reykjavik mayor at the time, Davíð Oddsson. The project has proven to be a huge success as Perlan has become one of the major landmarks of Reykjavík and a popular spot to view and photograph Reykjavík.
  • Reykjavik today
    In recent years, Reykjavík has developed into a city with a city-like skyline. Some years ago there were only small houses visible in the “skyline”. Today the city is on a fast track to becoming a modern like city, although fortunately the city organizers have had the sense to preserve the old part of town in a proper manner.
  • Deserted houses on the ring road
    When driving from the South Region in Iceland through Breiðdalsvík on our way to Stöðvarfjörður and Fáskrúðsfjörður we drove past this old deserted house by the lighthouse. It looked kind of miserable in the fog, and we could hardly see the beautiful lighthouse. There are many old deserted houses on the ring road in Iceland. Some of them quite interesting to photograph.
  • Vopnafjörður is an excellent village for stoping and resting
    Vopnafjörður is one of the rather isolated villages in the Eastern Region of Iceland. It is one of the fortunate communities as fishing and fish processing is still a solid base for the town’s economy. The town has a beautiful location and surroundings and a great view of the surrounding mountains. For tourists, it is an excellent destination to make a night stop; with a good camping area and nice accommodation. 
  • You can find a swimming pool in almost all towns and villages in Iceland
    Almost in all the towns and villages around Iceland you will find a swimming pool. Some of them are old indoor swimming pools, but many are fairly new. This photo is from a nice swimming pool at Hella in the Sothern Region of Iceland. A good place to stop and take the kids swimming.manner.
  • Borgarfjörður Eystri, or Bakkagerði, is probably one of the smallest villages in Iceland. Surrounded by the beautiful landscape the village offers a surprising variety of accommodation and has a wonderful restaurant, Álfacafé. The fish soup is quite good with fresh fish of the day.

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