Iceland In Winter – 2. The South-West

The cliff overlooking the Black Sand Beach near Vik, Iceland. Nikon D810, 85 mm (85.0 ƒ/1.4) 1/100" ƒ/3.2 ISO 64

The cliff overlooking Black Sand Beach near Vik, Iceland. Nikon D810, 85 mm (85.0 ƒ/1.4) 1/100″ ƒ/3.2 ISO 64

Northern Light (Aurora Borealis) is a big attraction in the Icelandic winter, but it’s not so easy to catch. It depends on the intensity of the solar wind, the interaction between the interplanetary and the earth magnetic fields and – obviously – the  weather, all factors on which the human will has no influence whatsoever. Continue reading

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Iceland In Winter – 1. The Golden Circle

Thingvellir National Park is where the Icelandic parliament was founded over 1000 years ago. Nikon D810, 112 mm (24-120.0 mm ƒ/4) 1/100" ƒ/4 ISO 64

Thingvellir National Park is where the Icelandic parliament was founded over 1000 years ago. It lies in a rift valley  marking the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Nikon D810, 112 mm (24-120.0 mm ƒ/4) 1/100″ ƒ/4 ISO 64

Back in Iceland, once more starting from the Golden Circle tour. It takes the visitor to three exceptional sights in Iceland: Thingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall. This offers the chance to see and experience in one day some of Iceland’s most relevant sites, concerning its nature, geology and history.  Continue reading

Tour of Iceland 1 – The Golden Circle

The average amount of water running over this waterfall is 140 m³/s in the summertime and 80 m³/s in the wintertime. Nikon D810, 24 mm (24.0 mm ƒ/1.4) 1/125 sec ƒ/4 ISO 64

The average amount of water running over this waterfall is 140 m³/s in the summertime and 80 m³/s in the wintertime. Nikon D810, 24 mm (24.0 mm ƒ/1.4) 1/125 sec ƒ/4 ISO 64

The South offers a repertory of almost all the features that you can encounter in Iceland and the Golden Circle displays most of them. So, if you are in Iceland for a weekend only, take the Golden Circle Tour and you’ll have a good taste of the country. Continue reading