The weather in Iceland can be a bit … fickle. The winds in this part of the North Atlantic tend to be fast and furious. Storms can replace clear skies in a matter of minutes and be followed by sunshine just as quickly. In my last home, Las Vegas, a weather forecaster could write three… Read More Day 36: into the highlands
This was a surprisingly low-key Saturday and Sunday: some domestic chores, some work. The most interesting thing I learned was how to get into a locked Icelandic parking garage at 2:30 am to get my car — but that’s a story you probably don’t really want to hear and I for sure don’t really want… Read More Days 34 & 35: not mundane
I have a confession to make: on my first road trip back in June, while I was looking for Háifoss (the waterfall I wrote about here), I drove past a modest-looking country road and a placid little lake without realizing their economic importance or their place in Icelandic history. Actually, I drove past them several times. … Read More Day 33: It’s bigger on the inside
This post, and the one that follows, are mostly about eye candy. The day did not appear terribly promising when it began: the morning was a bit overcast. But the Icelandic weather service was predicting the clouds would break by the afternoon, particularly in Vesturland, the western region of the country. Since there are still… Read More Day 18: on the road again – Vesturland
Iceland is the prettiest place in the world. There are probably people who would disagree, and might argue on behalf of another location. I bear such people no ill-will and I do not question their motives. They’re just wrong. Now that I have a car, I decided to get out from the capital a bit… Read More Day 14: road trip!