Monthly Archives: March 2019

The Fun of Fooling Yourself in Iceland

Sure, you can sneak up on a waterfall, but it can also sneak up on you.

Hey, it’s just as much fun as picking up cigarette butts in Reykjavik, eh.

Or fooling yourself into thinking you are sneaking up on a troll.

Or lying in wait for the sun, trying to look like a block of ice. Loads of fun, that.


And just try to sneak up on an Icelandic horse.


Wild!


All together now!

Learning from the Land

Iceland has pioneered the control of Jökulhlaups, catastrophic glacial outflow rivers, in Skaftafell National Park, by being familiar with the land enough to copy its models.

In addition to the deflective butts of rock redirecting Bæjargil as it streams down from Svartifoss, the Black Falls, there’s a troll in the stream bed. There usually is. That’s the spirit of the rock, just as the water-deflecting dikes are in the distance. What? Did someone tell you that trolls are mythological? No, they are us.

Blending In: An Icelandic Fashion Journey

So, you have a bunch of troll bones in a stream at Skeljanes. Weird troll writing on it. How are you going to blend in with that so you look like you own the place?

Easy guys.


This next one is trying to blend in with the sea at the same time. All those waves, eh.

That’s how it’s done. And if someone says your head is as hard as a rock, ha, that would be, like, a double compliment!