Björk & Fjords: Photos of Iceland
For the month of July 2016, I travelled to London, Iceland, Berlin, Paris and the north of Spain and took lots of photos along the way (some even with a real camera). As I’m indulgent, I thought I would post some of my favourite photos on Medium, by country. This way I can include as many as possible and avoid the shame of an unliked Facebook album all in one go.
We managed to pack a lot into our four days in Iceland. I’m so glad that we followed our very ambitious plan of driving six hours, after a two hour flight, from Reykjavik to Isafjordur. You can see so much of Iceland from the comfort of your car, which made the long drive over in a flash.
Isafjordur is an adorable fishing village in the north west of Iceland. It was far enough off the tourist route to retain it’s charm, but tourist friendly enough that we could easily book tickets to a puffin watching tour on Sudavikurhreppur Island. On the topic of Puffins, I personally found the shy fellas not quite as cute as the sassy/fluffy sheep that are found all over the island (including steep mountains and the middle of roads…).
Reykjavik is a great little town with cute cafes and fun clubs, but I couldn’t help but notice the cracks that have started to appear under to the tidal wave of tourists that have been heading to Iceland recently. Galleries are closing down due to high rent, every second shop is a souvenir shop and it can sometimes hard to spot a local in the crush of tourists.
BUT we DID see Bjork in the Fossvogskirkjugardur Forest (yep that’s a place). You can’t get much more Iceland than that.
It’s almost impossible to capture the feeling of being in Iceland in a photograph, but here are my best attempts: