Just released Book no.5, 6, 7 and 8 in the series of Wild Iceland
“Westfjords”, “North”, “East” and “Highlands of Iceland” to the printer
This large isolated cape in the northwest is connected to the rest of Iceland by a narrow isthmus. The untouched, glacier-eroded landscape is characterised by steep mountains, deep fjords and majestic waterfalls cascading off cliffs. This mysterious region teems with wildlife, and the environment has survived relatively unspoiled as a result of the region’s isolation. Lowlands are limited and sparsely populated with small fishing villages. The Látrabjarg headland is the westernmost part of Iceland. The headland is Iceland’s largest sea cliff and is the home of millions of birds, including the puffin.
This magical region lies at the very edge of the Arctic Circle and teams with wildlife, powerful geothermal energy, furious glacial rivers, bright midnight sun and dancing aurora borealis (northern lights). The area extends from the bottom of the Hrútafjörður fjord to the Langanes peninsula. Numerous peaceful fjords can be found in this part of Iceland, with blossoming fields, active volcanoes, rich coastlines and protected national parks such as the wonderful Lake Mývatn and the Jökulsárgljúfur canyon area with Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe. The capital of North Iceland is the charming town of Akureyri.
The central highlands of Iceland are the only truly uninhabited regions in Iceland, with an untouched and untamed environment. The spectacular glacier-eroded landscape is breath-taking and diverse – black sand deserts, raw lava fields, calm lakes, white ice caps, the furrowed and colourful mountains together with green oases dotted here and there. Iceland’s principal glaciers can be found here, including Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe. This is also one of Iceland’s most volcanic regions, with growling volcanoes just waiting to explode.
East Iceland boasts of many areas of great beauty, from the rugged wilderness and magnificent glacier edges down to wide beaches and calm fjords. The coastline is relatively long, with many twisting fjords and cosy fishing villages here and there. The highlands near and north of Vatnajökull contain one of the most active volcanic regions in Iceland. The mountains framing the fjords are colourful, and their high, snow-covered peaks are a sight to see. East Iceland is the only natural home of reindeer and also contains the country’s largest wooded area.