Iceland

In May 2016, I fulfilled a long-time personal goal of visiting Iceland. I’m not sure where this dream came from. But I do know I was fascinated by the landscape as well as the genetic make up of the population. The idea that contemporary Icelanders can be traced back to a small gene pool of native populations in Ireland, Scotland and Scandinavia. This small founding population, and the isolation of Iceland means that genetically they are homogeneous in comparison to other European countries, in comparison to my lineage. And that fascinates me.

So on a shoestring budget, I took myself off on a ‘go-see’ for 8 days to Iceland. Starting in the capital Reykjavik, where I stayed for a couple of days, I hired a car and toured the whole island via Ring Road 1.

It was a phenomenal trip not only in terms of what I saw, but more so in how I felt. What a transformation I went through during this road trip listening to Beyoncé’s  #Lemonade. Fierce, awesome and mesmerizing.

I’m still processing the trip. Since 2016, I have visited Iceland 5 different times. This portfolio reflects these different journeys and discoveries.

Walking on Ice
Walking on Ice, Reykjavik, 2018
Black Sand
Black Sand, Vik, 2016
Heading North
Heading North, Akureyri, 2016
An Opening
An Opening, Eastfjords, 2016
White Strata
White Strata, Eastfjords, 2016

 

 

Road Trip, Southern Iceland, 2018

 

 

39, Þorlákshöfn, Iceland
39, Þorlákshöfn, Iceland
39, Þorlákshöfn, Iceland
39, Þrorlákshöfn, Iceland
34, Eyrarbakki, Iceland
34, Eyrarbakki, Iceland
34, Eyrarbakki, Iceland
34, Eyrarbakki, Iceland
39, Lava Fields
39, Lava Fields
39, Þrorlákshöfn, Iceland
39, Þrorlákshöfn, Iceland
39, Þrorlákshöfn, Iceland
39, Þrorlákshöfn, Iceland

39, Þrorlákshöfn, Iceland

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