Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Grundarfjordur to Isafjordur

Traveling from Grundarfjordur to Isafjordur (Westfjords) can be time-consuming if you drive. I have marked the towns with arrows, so that you can get a better perspective of the area.

Note the close proximity to the Arctic Circle.


Isafjordur. Arrival option--Fly in from Reykjavik. (See Airstip on the right) Credits: www.airports-worldwide.com. I was fascinated with the brevity of the landing strip, but was unable to accurately show this from a land view.

 
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Or take a leisurely cruise, arriving by sea. Ocean Princess.

12 comments:

Irina said...

Margaret, this land is a mystery for me, so beautiful mystery.

DeeBee L. said...

Impressive sceneries, and i think i would choose to fly, this must be amazing landing in such a place.

magda said...

Margaret, hi
Thank you for this wonterful travel !!!
Your photos amazing !!!
Greetings

Jack said...

Iceland is completely unknown to me, although a neighbor (a college professor) goes there once or twice per year to train teachers in something I don't understand.

Margaret, thanks for visiting and commenting on HDP today. So far no one has contacted me to say that they live in one of the houses in my photos. But, my lawyers and I are ready if they do!

Margaret said...

Jack, actually the lady was so excited that I had photographed that exact spot from the air with my random photograph. She was thrilled.

Sally in WA said...

Great blog! I'm liking your tour of Iceland. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Stay warm!

Mo said...

It looks stunning

RuneE said...

We have number of airstrips like that in Norway too. they work well with aircrafts like DeHavilland's Dash-8.

Re your question: The pole is a navigation mark standing on a partial submerged rock. This one is less than 100 meters from the open ocean.

magiceye said...

superb captures!

CARLOS said...

Margaret, I have the fortune to know Iceland but now thanks to your story I know a little more and who knows if some day you can visit and explore these beautiful places that I describe. Greetings.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I found your blog through your comment on my blog, and I have signed up to follow your blog and look forward to your future photos. I have not been to Iceland, although it is on our list. Thank you for the preview.

Siddhartha Joshi said...

What a stunning landscape! The landing on this airstrip looks like quite an adventure in itself :)