July’s photoset is some of my favourite landscapes – so favourite that I’ve got them on rotation on my work computer. Think of me, by the way – as this is posted, I’m hopefully surviving my first ever Guide camp without an older, more experienced leader as ultimately responsible. I’ll tell you all about it… More Photoset: landscapes in black & white
I don’t really do reviews, not of companies, but I want to talk a bit about Grayline. (I need to add that this is not sponsored, although if you’re reading this, Grayline…) When I first went to Iceland in 2011, believing pretty much that the ground would split open inches from your feet on every… More Review: Grayline Iceland
I love volcanoes so let’s have a look at some of them. These are all my photos but some volcanoes I’ve got up close and personal with and so I’ve added links to posts about those ones. You can read my post about my 31st birthday at Askja here and my 28th birthday at Askja here.… More Photoset: volcanoes
Ice-climbing is the most physically demanding thing I’ve ever done. Harder even than extracting myself from the semi-vertical dog-leg squeeze I got wedged in at the bottom of Lionel’s Hole in the Mendips a few years ago. I was in Iceland, I was in Reykjavik and the bit of ice I was going to climb… More Ice-climbing: harder than it looks
Yes, I know fire hydrants might be an odd thing to decide to do a photoset on but Reykjavik has one idiosyncrasy that I love. It has red and yellow fire hydrants scattered around the entire city and it seems to be a national pastime to draw faces on them. And I can’t resist taking… More Photoset: Reykjavik fire hydrants
A lot of my photos are somewhere on the spectrum of blue-grey-green-brown-black-white so I decided that my next photoset would be red-themed. That was a mistake – I have very few red-themed photos but I’ve dragged a few out, mostly from Switzerland.
At eight o’clock in the morning, having packed up my tent and hauled it across the campsite, I was on a bus. By one o’clock, with an hour’s detour to walk up a canyon formed in Iceland’s most productive eruption in history, I was at Landmannalaugar, an oasis and campsite in the Highlands. The plan… More Landmannalaugar circular walk
I have a somewhat ambivalent relationship with camping – when it’s good, it’s great but when it’s bad it’s awful. In two and a half weeks, I will be camping with eight assorted Rangers and Guides. Guide camp in February. So this post is a series of photos highlighting one of my good camping trips… More Photoset: the highs and lows of camping
In a country surrounded by cold ocean, where the winter days are short and nights are long, Iceland has cultivated some Christmas traditions that aren’t shared by most of mainland Europe. First of all, common to a lot of the cold northern parts of the world, Iceland loves its Christmas lights and leaves them there… More Christmas in Iceland
For a most unseasonal winter – it’s astonishingly warm here after being so bitterly cold a few weeks ago – I have a little selection of snow pictures for your delectation.