Since I came back from Iceland, I do not see the world with the same vision. Everything on this island is so unbelievable that most landscapes here in Norway seem tasteless, even sometimes boring … (Please don't beat me! :P). That is what I call "The Iceland Effect". This last week, since the wonderful stave churches episode, I have had much difficulties to find photographic inspiration. It was like lost. Every place, despite it's undeniable beauty,

As we drive through the magnificent roads of Telemark, Norway, we feel something totally different from before. Something warm. Something that was definitely missing in Iceland. Of course I do not speak about temperatures -- although definitely warmer --, but we can feel in Norway some kind of comfort. I therefore suspect the infinite pine forest dotted with traditional wooden houses surrounding us to be responsible of this feeling. Unlike Iceland, Norway is a country full

Time flies. We started to explore Icelandic grounds one month ago, already. We now have to sail back to Denmark but before, let's stop halfway between Iceland and Norway and visit Faroe Islands. Faroe Islands compose an archipelago of 18 islands and are a self governing region of the Kingdom of Denmark. However the main language here is not Danish but Faroese, a language rooted in Old Norse, pretty close to Icelandic. But as well as

This is almost the end of our Icelandic adventure and I still have a regret. There is a place I wanted to visit but due to the terrible weather we had to cancel. Fortunately we finished touring around Iceland in three weeks instead of the four weeks planned, which means that we have one week left. This is a great occasion to go back to the south of the island and visit this place called Landmannalaugar. Landmannalaúgar

In the north of Iceland, a lake is renown for its huge quantity of midges and birds : Mývatn, which means "the lake of midges". However the surroundings of this lake are also famous for something totally different, something that interests me even more : its past and present volcanic activity. First of all, let's start with a quick hike under the sun on the 2500 years old caldera of Hverfjall. The textures inside it are