Tag Archives: Reykjavik

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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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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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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American Gods

I’ve long been an evangelist for Neil Gaiman’s outstanding 2001 novel American Gods and I’m looking forward to the TV adaptation this year. If you haven’t gotten around to reading the book, get on the stick; it’s great fun and surprisingly relevant … Continue reading

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Iceland Is Calling

I know that it may seem as though I am obsessed with Iceland; it’s just because I am. So, if you are not interested in magnificent scenery and natural wonders, look away now. Otherwise, watch this stunning short film titled … Continue reading

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Officially Nobody

When I was in Reykjavik last month, I stumbled upon Greek street artist INO working on this mural for the 2016 Wall Poetry festival in Iceland’s capital. On a break, he told me that he was planning to title the … Continue reading

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City Lights

I was so lucky this week to have been in Iceland for what was an almost nightly manifestation of the Aurora Borealis. The amazing light show was even visible from our apartment in the heart of Reykjavik. For those of … Continue reading

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pssst…wanna buy a museum ?

Ásmundarsalur is a small art museum often overlooked by visitors to Reykjavik even though it’s literally in the shadow of the Hallgrimskirkja the city’s number one tourist attraction. The building was purpose-built as an art gallery in 1933 by sculptor … Continue reading

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Resurrected From The Sea

One of the many exciting activities for travelers in Iceland is a whale watching trip. There are lots of options around the country, including sailings from Reykjavik, Akureyri, and Dalvik, but the most popular tours are out of Húsavik in the … Continue reading

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