The history, the land and the calm

The other day I heard a meteorologist talking about the weather on the radio. Where would be the highest average temperature in Iceland, the most rain, the most wind, and the most calm days? It came as no surprise that Stórhöfði on Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar, had the heaviest winds and that Bíldudalur in Arnarfjörður was the place with the most calm days. I did not know that. But Arnarfjörður, the big fjord in the Westfjords, is a beautiful place to visit. Unique and beautiful nature, incredible birdlife, and unique light. There is also one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland, Dynjandi, and gorgeous beaches. For those who enjoy history, the fjord is full of places and monuments. From Reykjavík and west to Arnarfjörður, it is just over a six-hour drive, and then you have arrived at a completely different world.

Incredible light. Looking east into Arnarfjörður from Bíldudalur

Bíldudalur last winter

Summer, calm and sun in Bíldudalur – Arnarfjörður

 

Vestur-Barðastrandarsýsla  :  A7R III – A7R IV – RX1R II : FE 1.4/50mm ZA – FE 2.8/100mm GM – 2.0/35mm Z

Photographs and text: Páll Stefánsson