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If I was ever going to make a movie about aliens, hobbits or any elfin like creature, the south central highlands of Iceland would be my set.  It’s totally stunning.  Volcanic, steaming, raw, lava fields.  And contrast in the landscape like I’ve never seen before.  It’s a cinematographer’s dream come true.  Peter Jackson picked the wrong country me thinks.  We spent a couple of days in a hut at Landmannalaugar (try and… Read More

Reykjavík, the only real city in Iceland; home to two thirds of the population.  It’s an eclectic mix of old and new reflecting the rapid growth in tourism that the country is struggling to manage.  The city has an undercurrent of young rebellion with late nights, fuelled by drugs and booze that flows like their waterfalls.  Whale meat features on the menu in the slick and eye wateringly expensive restaurants – and… Read More

There are 3 types of roads in Iceland.  The red roads: these are the main highways.  Sealed.  The yellow roads: theses can be sealed or not, but generally drivable.  Then there are the white roads.  To be clear, I use the term “road” loosely, very loosely.  In true Icelandic style, half of these roads are not even marked on the map.  They are goat tracks at best.  So when my navigator (aka… Read More

Not much more to say.  This just sums up the last couple of days perfectly…