Tag Archives: Snaefell

Sitting Down With the Mountain

The glacier…

Snæfellsjökull

… makes its own weather…

Stapafell

… in its own shape, just faster.

Snæfell

And then wraps itself in it. So does the land give voice to the sea.

So many travellers spend a week, or less, driving around Iceland to see everything, in the pattern of a modern “grand tour.” A more-authentic Icelandic experience would be to sit down with a mountain and learn …

… it’s not just sitting there.

Icelandic Football Rules

What do volcanoes dream of? (Let’s face it, they sure do dream.)

Snæfell

Why, heading a football for the national team, of course.

Þingvellir

Sometimes you have to wait for the team to come, though. Sidelined on a bench. That’s the danger of being an ogre. Well, you take it in stride, right?

Dyrhólaey

It’s hard for a land to evolve into human society, but it’s inspiring that it’s giving it a good Icelandic try!

Snaefels Volcano Lifts Its Top

What a mysterious mountain.p1380158And so full with light.p1380189Light and cloud together.p1380219That’s what the glacier is made of up there, mixed with rock and fire. Oh, and lower down?

p1380099Add life. Pouring to the sea and climbing to the sky.

p1380100It will be hard to leave this mountain tomorrow.p1380121But þor’s Shield awaits!

shieldIt sheds water like burnished silver. Salmon, who are burnished silver, too, leave the sea to follow its path.