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Iceland – the land of light – Third

This is going to be my third post on Iceland I hope you have had a chance to view the many photos in (part 1 and Part 2). I am going to focus on panoramas in this third post, less texts and more photos. Iceland is such a different place, so hard to describe, rough nature, real nature, and all over. There is no other place that draws me like Iceland does, and I could easily se myself living on this windy rough island. Continue reading Iceland – the land of light – Third

Iceland – the land of light – First

Iceland is one of the countries I cannot get enough of, I love to visit it again and again. Every time I have had the pleasure of going to Iceland it has resulted in new adventures and new impressions. Last year we visited the western parts surrounding Reykjavik, but this year we went more Eastover. The plan was to be staying just south from Vatnajökull and some 90km west of Höfn, focusing on the coast, glacier and icebergs. The trip did prove itself to be much more than planned, there was a abandoned Viking movie set, in stunning surroundings, Aurora Borealis, waterfalls, ice caving, canyon hike, stunning coastal sites, caves at Vik and more. Continue reading Iceland – the land of light – First

The ride of the Valkyries

According to a legend of the Norse mythology the Northern Lights were considered to be shed by the armour of the Valkyries, a host of female helping spirits of the god Odin, the Allfather of the gods. The Valkyries, warlike virgins mounting upon horses and armed with helmets and spears, decide who will die in a battle, soaring over battlefields like birds of prey and selecting among half of those who dies in battle. They then bring their chosen to the afterlife hall to Odin’s throne hall, the Valhalla.

While riding forth on their errand, the Valkyries gallop across the night sky equipped with helmets, spears and armour that glow and shimmer in the darkness, shedding a strange flickering light, which flashes up over the northern skies, creating the beautiful sigh of the Aurora Borealis.

These series is photographed some 120 km north of TrondHeim Norway in Fagervik

This timelapse is best seen in 4K I hope you enjoy it