Volcanic plume and clouds forming above it, I see from the balcony of my apartment. On social media, I browse through pictures of friends and strangers visiting the crater. I can see how this place has changed since the last time I was there. I think I would like to go again, but at the […]
Every time I find myself in the Icelandic highlands, I am compelled to take a break from a few things. Firstly, there’s the internet – the interior region has scarce connectivity, so my phone remains off most of the time. Additionally, since there’s no electricity available, my only power source for a few days is […]
“I need to calm down” – I told my wife as we learned about the volcano eruption. I typically feel an intense urge to immediately go to the eruption site, which sometimes feels unhealthy. Before the eruption I had planned to go for a run on Hengifell mountain (15 km, 700 m elevation). So I […]
In recent times, the city of Reykjavik has been experiencing a heightened seismic activity, capturing the attention of both residents and scientists alike. This surge in earthquakes is linked to the potential eruption of the Fagradalsfjall volcano, located on the Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland. As the ground rumbles beneath their feet, locals have been witnesses […]
Get ready for an extraordinary journey as we step foot on the captivating Diamond Beach, where the mighty ocean meets mesmerizing ice. It’s truly incredible how people from around the globe flock here to witness the raw power of nature. And just imagine – the ice you’ll find on this beach is anything but ordinary. […]
Yesterday, Iceland experienced its longest day of the year on June 21st, known as the summer solstice. During June, the sun doesn’t set at all, causing some confusion with sleep and routines. However, I’ve grown to love the constant daylight and the melodic, lively nights. Join me in listening to the midnight sun in Reykjavik!
Coming back to this place, where everything started, always makes me quite melancholic. By „everything” I mean not only first sounds of Noise From Iceland, but also my life in Iceland – here I’ve met wonderful people who pushed me forward and supported (and they still do). I’ve never felt so belonging before. In the […]
I can’t believe I have done it after so many years of sound recording in Iceland: I forgot to bring my windscreen also known as a „dead cat” or „my furry hard-working friend” as my family calls it. Therefore, it was impossible to do a good recordings, without wind blowing straight into the microphone. BUT […]
In Iceland we have about 700 lava tubes. Raufarholshellir is one of the longest and the biggest. 5200 years ago, during the eruption of Leiti (in Blafjall), flowing lava has built up this tunnel. The sound was collected during the winter, when the floor is covered with “ice stalagmites” that are singing in the raindrops.
I don’t know about you, but I need a little pause today. Therefore, it is with great pleasure that I returned to the sound collected in July this year in the East Fjords of Iceland, in the cave on the shore of the ocean, Páskahellir. Legend has it that when you visit the cave on […]