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Summer in Iceland

Each year, Ólafur Már Björnsson produces a video compilation based on his summer travels and hikes around his native Iceland. His photography covers some areas rarely seen by tourists and only accessible to serious backcountry hikers. This year’s video already has … Continue reading

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Chill Out

I think that I deserve some credit for refraining from indulging in my Iceland obsession for a few weeks now. However, I believe that at the height of summer here in the northern hemisphere we could all use a little … Continue reading

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Gimme Some Peace

Over the years, readers of TBTP have pointed out to me that I seem to be obsessed with Iceland. While I cannot dispute the charge, I can justify my fixation on the magical island with a lengthy list of exceptional … Continue reading

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Imagine Peace

The Imagine Peace Tower is a dramatic and moving memorial to John Lennon that was built by Yoko Ono on Viðey Island just off Reykjavik, Iceland. The monument consists of a round stone base with the words “Imagine Peace” inscribed in 24 … Continue reading

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Here Comes The Book Flood

Iceland is known around the globe for its spectacular natural wonders, ultra clean environment, dynamic music scene, and hot springs skinny-dipping, but most folks are unaware that it’s one of the most literate nations in the world.Each year, more than … Continue reading

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This Is Real Street Art

Isafjördur is a small city in the extreme northwest corner of Iceland. It’s a remote place with a population of just 2,600 year-round residents, but like the rest of the country it has been experiencing a tourism boom. And with … Continue reading

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Roll Away The Stone

Last year, Reykjavik-based Studio Granda architectural and design group won an unusual competition, sponsored by Akureyri, Iceland’s second city, to create a monument to mark the spot where the Arctic Circle crosses Icelandic territory. The winning design, called Hringur og Kúla, or … Continue reading

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Iceland Calling

Facebook recently reminded me that last year at this time I was back in Iceland for another amazing roadtrip. While my own photos are good enough souvenirs for me, the award-winning video below captures the moody majesty of the country … Continue reading

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Would You Take A Pledge

If you’ve visited Iceland during the last few years, or have followed stories about Icelandic travel in the media, you are aware that the nation has been trying to cope with its astonishing popularity with travelers. Many of the new … Continue reading

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Iceland in Perspective

I was recently speaking with a friend about the joys of traveling around Iceland and the incredible emptiness of the rugged landscape. These NASA satellite images of the island nation do a much better job illustrating my point than I … Continue reading

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