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Erecting a New Hotel in Siglufjörður

It seems, that people can't live anymore from fishing, and so they decided, due to the beautiful surroundings, to invest in tourism. So they are erecting a brandnew hotel very next to the harbour. People's opinions are ambiguous with this project. On the one hand they say, that there's absoulutely no need to have a hotel in the middle of the harbour, on the other hand most of the people understand, that tourism is important for the surviving of the city. Siglufjörður, Norðurland eystra, Iceland

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Snæfellsjökull

After a very cloudy and foggy day, Snæfellsjökull finally showed up in the early evening. Snæfellsnes, Vesturland, Iceland

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Snæfellsjökull

On the track from Ólafsvík to Arnarstapi (F570) Snæfellsnes, Vesturland, Iceland

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Icelandic Farm in the Sunset

Suðurland, Iceland

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Grafarkirkja, Suðurland, Iceland

We found this neat little church at the southern end of the Landmannalaugar route (F208).

Aurora borealis

My first Aurora borealis - the first ever seen, and the first ever photographed, of course ;-) Seen on September 12th, 2014 in Southern Iceland.

Aurora borealis

Another aurora, seen on September 19th, 2014 in Hellnar, Snæfellsnes peninsula, Iceland On the next trip (we plan a trip to Guatemala in February 2015 to visit an old friend working as a Maya explorer) I surely will bring a tripod with me. I could pack another 1.5 kg in my suitcase, so I had to decide between my Zenza Bronica medium format camera, a notebook, or a tripod. I decided to take the notebook. I will test some small tripods the other day, a Gorillapod or some table tripod I saw at the photographer's recently. This time I positioned the camera on a car roof - a provisional arrangement, but for some photos it worked quite well.

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Driftwood at Jökulsárlón

They say, that it comes, embedded in ice floes, from the Sibirian coast. Mainly it's found on the northern coast of Iceland. This one I found, in addition to three others, on the south-eastern coast in the very near of glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón. Driftwood is one of the most important wood sources in Iceland. Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Austurland, Iceland

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Vatnajökull

Vatnajökull near glacier lagoon Fjallsárlón
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