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The Telegraph recommends Meet the North

The Telegraph recommends Meet the North

Check out #12 on this list of “13 Amazing Cruises in the Arctic or Antarctic” (we don’t think they’re listed in order). Travel writer Michael Kerr lists Lindblad Expeditions’ Iceland to West Greenland trip which will feature Meet the North this summer. Who lives in the Arctic, and what are their lives like? Lindblad Expeditions…

Imagine Peace

Imagine Peace

IMAGINE PEACE: Written in Inuktitut, found in Iceland. This white panel is part of the Imagine Peace tower, created by Yoko Ono in memory of John Lennon. The tower is on Videy, near Reykjavik, and it shines brilliant beams of light into the heavens for part of each year. Around the base, ‘imagine peace’ is…

Spaceship Earth

Spaceship Earth

I left Earth three times / and found no other place to go. / Please take care of Spaceship Earth. . – Walter Schirra, Astronaut on Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space flights. Photo by Eric Guth. #meetthenorth #ice #blackandwhite #photooftheday #beach #ocean #arctic #arcticbeauty #spaceshipearth #blueplanet #lovetheworld

Beautiful rifts

Beautiful rifts

It’s easy to forget that this Earth – our home – is so changeable. It’s humbling to meet her where she cracks and transforms herself. The diversity of the Arctic includes these beautiful rifts. Who thought geology was boring? (Okay, I did, but I’m working on it.) Iceland 2016. . #meetthenorth #iceland #rifts #geology #seismic #midatlanticridge #lindbladexpeditions…

Meet Magnus

Meet Magnus

Magnus Salvarsson is a fifth generation islander here on Vigur in Iceland. It’s a tiny place, 2kms long by 400m wide, but it’s teeming with life from sheep to eiders to (more recently) tourists. Magnus loves to be here and help with the family businesses – which include sheep, eiders, and tourists – but he…

A fresh take

A fresh take

It takes me some time to accept that summer is truly over. I tend to be slow with transitions of all kinds; this is a writer’s curse, because our work takes us, always, into the past. How clearly can I remember the feel of a poppy’s fat petals against my skin? The way they rustled…

Spooky sparkler

Spooky sparkler

Get your Hallowe’en on! This dancer is part of Páll Óskar’s travelling Icelandic dance music sensation. Here, a wee fan chases the dancer back to the “Green Room” – a jeep parked stage side – where he could rest between numbers. Whether you’re glittering or otherwise costume clad this evening, have a wonderful night. Sparkle…