westfjords

Twenty years ago, in January 1995, a 400-meter snow avalanche fell on the small village of Súðavík in the West Fjords. On the day of the avalanche, the weather was nothing less than devastating. People were buried in the snow and rescue squads faced number of obstacles and difficulties bringing help. The whole nation was in shock. After hours of digging and searching it was reviled that many homes had demolished, and fourteen people had lost their lives, among them eight children. Today the village has been rebuilt, although the area where the snow avalanche fell is empty.

20 years ago avalanche fell on the small village of Súðavík

Somehow sheep and horses seem to be everywhere when you are driving in Iceland. The Icelandic horse is an interesting animal and is different from horses in both Europe and North America. Some people claim that the Icelandic horse is more intelligent and more independent that other horses. At least they are powerful animals, and it is always interesting to have them part of a landscape photo.

Somehow sheep and horses seem to be everywhere

There are probably hundreds or thousands of waterfalls in Iceland. When driving from Ísafjörður to Reykjavík you drive by so many waterfalls of all kinds that it would probably stretch the trip up to eight or ten hours if you wanted to stop and photograph all of them. This waterfall is not famous in any tourist attraction catalog but quite interesting. The location is in the fjord of Seyðisfjörður in Ísafjarðardjúp at the bottom of the fjord. Like so many waterfalls in Iceland, it probably doesn't have a name.

There are probably hundreds or thousands of waterfalls 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 outcome can differ substantially.

There are many decaying buildings in the countryside in Iceland

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