Noise From The Volcano: Meridalur

It wasn’t easy to get up at 4 a.m. after just 4 hours of sleep and go for a hike. It was worth it though: by the volcano, just a few people, everyone quietly enjoying the majesty of the nature. We were sitting like, in the cold and in the rain, but mesmerized by this […]

Laugavegur Trail: Þorsmörk (Thorsmork)

One of my favorite sounds from the Laugavegur trail is this one. Going down to Þorsmörk, our last stop, we first heard birds, then we saw sheep. After spending two days in the wilderness of the Icelandic highlands, hearing and seeing the animals was downright touching. It also meant that we would reach our destination […]

The sound of Fagradalsfjall volcano – August 2022

In the meantime, you can also check out the sounds from the last year’s eruption – no drones and helicopters there 🙂 And the sound of flowing lava You probably wonder, what is the sound of the current eruption in Iceland. It is powerful, impressive and very pristine. I recorded it from the distance so […]

Laugavegur Trail: Day 1 – Landmannalaugar

The Laugavegur Trail – 55 kilometers between Landmannalaugar and Þórsmörk – is one of the most popular trails in Iceland, and has been named by National Geographic as one of the most beautiful trails in the world. Its origin, Landmannalaugar, is part of the Fjallabak Nature Reserve. We take our first steps on the lava […]

Háifoss: the third tallest waterfall in Iceland

One of the more difficult sounds to catch – the Háifoss waterfall in southwestern Iceland. To reach it, it takes two hours by car from Reykjavik, including a dozen or so minutes on a very bumpy road, and then eight kilometers by foot through the mountains *. Although, one would like to say, these are […]

Icelandic Arctic Fox

The arctic fox is Iceland’s only native (land) animal and the only predator. It says a lot about the peace on the island, because the foxes are small and fluffy. They have white fur in winter, black in summer, but always fluffy. The sounds they communicate with each other, however, surprised me a lot. I […]

Flatey

Flatey can be reached on the Baldur ship, which makes a stop on the island on its way from Snaelfesness to the Westfjords. Baldur rarely swims, so we go to the peninsula the day before. We sleep in a tent. Although the sun is shining – all night, because it is summer – it is […]

Heimaey: Vikin black sand beach

I think I can now share with you the information that I am starting work on a new idea – a sound map and an album dedicated to one of the most mysterious – in my opinion – places in Iceland: Heimaey island in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago. It has a dark history – in 1973 […]

Krafla Power Plant

Krafla is a typical example of a caldera volcano (as a result of a massive eruption, the surface of the mountain collapses and is currently cut by steam-vents with bubbling sulfur). There is now a power plant in its area that is drilling into magma. Iceland is the only place in the world where magma […]

Grjótagjá

“The sound doesn’t have to be clear, but it has to be interesting,” Geir Jenssen, aka Biosphere, once told me about field recording. The recording in the Grjótagjá lava cave is – I hope – not necessarily clean, but interesting. There was almost absolute silence in the grotto, so I recorded a minute… on hold. […]