Mike's photo adventure weblog

Mike's photo adventure weblog: September 2005

Monday, September 12, 2005


I recently embarked on a 9 day trip to Iceland between jobs at the mine. I flew from Seattle to Minneapolis to Reykjavik, and Mike Moszczynski (Mozen) flew Boston to Reykjavik. With an identical arrival time, we met at the airport. We rented a car on our second day there and started a whirlwind tour of the country, travelling 2700 kilometers by car, 200 kilometers by ferry, and uncountable kilometers by foot. Our tour took us to, in our opinion of course, all the most important tourist destinations that we could cram in with a 7 day car rental. I won't even try to recount all of our adventures because any attempt to do so would take hundreds of words and would still be far from a complete picture of the trip. I'll just let you get to the photos. The titles of the photos should provide some idea of what each photo is, and if you'd like to know anything more about any of the photos just talk to me or Mozen.

Full quality panoramas here: of random fjord, Dynjandi, and Heimaey. ('ey' means island, so this is 'Home Island').

Movies here: of Dynjandi (which literally means 'the place of white noise'), the winds of Latrabjarg (which is the westernmost point in all of Europe), and a baby gull learning to land in the cliffs of Heimaey.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Iceland pre-post

Hello all, if you weren´t aware I´ve been in Iceland for over a week now, with Moszczynski. I have travelled around the whole country, over 2500km, and seen so many beautiful and unique places. I´ve been to the westernmost point in Europe, the most powerful waterfall in Europe, the newest mountain in the world, seen the newest island in the world, seen the 3rd largest glacier (after Antarctica and Greenland), walked along the mid-Atlantic rift (and climbed out of it), and visited the original geyser for which all other geysers are named (its name is Geysir). That´s just what I can think of off the top of my head - there´s lots I´m forgetting.
I have taken an obscene amount of photos, which I will post here in time. Things will be hectic as soon as I return to Canada as I´m starting a new job and moving to another city, so don´t expect the photo post until at least a week from today.