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 […]


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 […]

Námafjall Geothermal Area – Hverir

The background noise is fumarola, or volcanic exhalation, which usually occurs on active volcanoes. There are several of them in the Námafjall geothermal area. Gases are released from the fumaroles, mainly sulfur dioxide – which causes the yellow color around the fumaroles – and hydrogen chloride. In addition, water vapor, the temperature of which can […]


One of the three craters (next to Rauðbrók and Smábrók) of the same seven-kilometer eruption crevice, formed around 3,400 years ago. Located in West Iceland. Before I went there for the first time, I drove by him many times and always looked at him mesmerized. Regular shape, eye-catching black color. The view from Grábrók to […]

Sound of Northern Lights in Iceland

The sky has gone mad. The forecasts proved correct and from around 10 pm the amazing aurora spectacle began, which quickly took over the entire sky. She was green, she was red, she was dancing, she was wearing a crown. It is difficult for me to describe how impressed I was with it and I […]

November storm

In some places, gusts could even reach 140 km/h. So I guess we can already say that winter in Iceland has officially started. The day lasts 4 hours and hurricanes are slowly becoming our everyday life. Now we’re only waiting for snow 🙂 14 November 2021 fot. Magdalena Łukasiak

On time and water, on sound and language

Talking about ecology – as Andri Snær Magnasson notes – needs a language that has not yet been developed. Field recordings are an increasingly visible way of documenting life. Contrary to appearances, both issues have more in common in the context of climate change. I think about it when reading “On Time and Water”. I […]

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