This post is about my trips to the Snæfellsnes peninsula in the days between my arrival in Iceland to experience the eruption, and the re-opening of the eruption site to visitors.
This post contains the finished video made by the freelancer I engaged via Upwork, from the various source files I sent him. He was hampered by my relative lack of drone skills but has done the best with material he had.
I finally made it to a live eruption! This is the story of my trip to Iceland in July 2023 to experience and, if possible, photograph the Litli-Hrútur eruption.
I was lucky that the weather and sea conditions changed to allow me to make the trip (with 11 others) out to St Kilda – a magical destination some 50 miles west of Harris.
The Horgabost campsite, whilst fairly basic, is a good base to explore the western coast of Harris – a very popular location which, for that reason, holds less appeal to me than the other islands.
The walk from Huisnis is a circular walk that takes in 3 beaches – Hùisinis at the start, the stunning and secluded sweep of Tràigh Mheilein overlooking Scarp, and Crabhadail, surrounded by the Harris mountains.
Scolpaig is designated as a National Scenic Area, meaning it is one of the 40 most beautiful areas in Scotland
Udal is a quiet and peaceful peninsula on North Uist. I had a very enjoyable walk here with some points of great interest.
Balranald Campsite on North Uist was my base for a couple of weeks in April / May. The site itself is not especially picturesque but it’s a great base for some fabulous excursions.
Baleshare Beach is a beautiful location where wild parking is allowed. The beach itself has some interesting features and I made some nice images there.