Icelandic Times issue - 18. 2013
The winter was surprisingly mild in Iceland this year and it seemed to attract the largest ever number of visitors. The idea of visiting Iceland in the winter might have seemed crazy to some but what these visitors saw and experienced was unlike anything most city dwellers could imagine. Scenes of beauty that defied description, a land that had changed totally from its summer appearance. Short days were forgotten as the nights fi lled with startling displays of the famous Aurora Borealis.
Now, with the advent of Spring, the weather initially turned paradoxically colder. That didn’t deter the birds, however, as they started arriving in droves, knowing that the cooler days were just the last fl ing of winter. Following hard on the migrating birds come the photographers, eager to snap that special, unique photo for the ‘Bird for a Million’ competition up in the northern area of Trollskagi - the Troll peninsula.
As increasing numbers of tourists visit Iceland, they are realising that there are so many sites that are off the beaten track of the Golden Circle. More and more people are branching out, taking advantage of the tour companies’ new offerings to places such as Reykjanes or as far afi eld as Látrabjarg at the far westernmost tip of the Westfjords.
Icelandic Times issue - 18. 2013 Greinar