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Posts tagged Westfjords

Highway 61 in the Westfjords of Iceland

Highway 61

Seven months ago, this is what 11:30 p.m. looked like from my bed

Iceland's Westfjords

Solstice season

Arnarfjörður from Dynjandi

Today’s photo was taken a few days before the summer solstice, after 10 p.m., on a night that never became dark*, in northwestern Iceland.

Today we are a few days before winter solstice, and I long for those long, warm days of summer.

* More than an hour later, on the same day, at 11:30 p.m., my world looked like this.

9:06 p.m. in June in Iceland

Middle of nowhere in Iceland's Westfjords

I don’t know exactly where I was when I took today’s photo. I was somewhere between Látrabjarg and Dynjandi.

Westernmost tip of Iceland

Edge of the world

Fratercula arctica

Látrabjarg puffin (Iceland)

Today’s photo comes from a day I will not soon forget. That day was a little over three months ago. I woke up in my rented camper van on the westernmost tip of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in western Iceland (by myself with no humans within hundreds of kilometers) and proceeded on a wondrous drive that took me to this spot, known as Látrabjarg. Látrabjarg is the westernmost tip of Iceland, and a bird can fly there from Snæfellsnes in under half an hour, but, by car, it takes over six hours–six hours of amazing views and vistas I should add. And no people. Actually, it was more like ten hours as I couldn’t resist the hot springs and photo ops along the way.

Fratercula arctica is the scientific name for the Atlantic Puffin. This one is peering across the Denmark Strait at Greenland in the distance. Speaking of scientific names… A few weeks later I found myself in Uppsala, Sweden immersed in the history of the father of scientific naming, Carl Linnaeus.

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