The road to Grindavík

We are very wary of the delicate, slow-growing flora in Iceland and have been warned many times not to touch the luscious moss. Apparently it takes a thousand years to grow. We are staying well clear of the moss and focusing on the withered leftovers of the summer gone by and the exotic lava rocks.

On the first location scouting trip this morning we bumped into this cheerful crowd at the Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach © Riitta Ikonen & Karoline Hjorth
On the first location scouting trip this morning we bumped into this cheerful crowd at the Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach © Riitta Ikonen & Karoline Hjorth
On the first location scouting trip this morning we bumped into this cheerful crowd at the Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach © Riitta Ikonen & Karoline Hjorth
On the first location scouting trip this morning we bumped into this cheerful crowd at the Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach © Riitta Ikonen & Karoline Hjorth
Do not touch the moss © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
Do not touch the moss © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
Do not touch the moss © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
Do not touch the moss © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
We had conversations with the reddest, lightest, sharpest rocks today Do not touch the moss © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
We had conversations with the reddest, lightest, sharpest rocks today © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
We had conversations with the reddest, lightest, sharpest rocks today Do not touch the moss © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
We had conversations with the reddest, lightest, sharpest rocks today © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
Riitta was slightly worried there wouldn't be much to scavenge and build costumes out of, but luckily the worry was unfounded We had conversations with the reddest, lightest, sharpest rocks today Do not touch the moss © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
Riitta was slightly worried there wouldn’t be much to scavenge and build costumes out of, but luckily the worry was unfounded © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
Catch of the day © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
Catch of the day © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
The red wall © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
The red wall © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
We wondered what's buried here underneath the frozen grass © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
We wondered what’s buried here underneath the frozen grass © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
We collected only three of these delicate tufts, these guys are clinging on to the ground for dear life © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
We collected only three of these delicate tufts, these guys are clinging on to the ground for dear life © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
We collected only three of these delicate tufts, these guys are clinging on to the ground for dear life © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
We collected only three of these delicate tufts, these guys are clinging on to the ground for dear life © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
Harvesting for tomorrow's shoot © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
Harvesting for tomorrow’s shoot © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
Crispy shrubs with a bend © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
Crispy shrubs with a bend © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
Bends nicely into the backseat next to yesterday's catch © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
Bends nicely into the backseat next to yesterday’s catch © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
Eyes as Big as Plates is running on half speed, as a nasty flu is bugging Riitta. We trooper on with a remedy recommended by the locals, Opal © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
Eyes as Big as Plates is running on half speed, as a nasty flu is bugging Riitta. We trooper on with a remedy recommended by the locals, Opal © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
We met Berent while shopping for chicken wire at the hardware store © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
We met Berent while shopping for chicken wire at the hardware store © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
Berent is a pípulagningameistari (master pipe fitter), has been for 49 years © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
Berent is a pípulagningameistari (master pipe fitter), has been for 49 years © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
Berent and his seaweed pipes © Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth
Berent and his seaweed pipes © Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth
post shoot ocean pipes © Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth
post shoot ocean pipes © Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth
Arctic sunset © Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth
Arctic sunset © Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth

2 thoughts on “The road to Grindavík

    1. Thank you! Iceland is definitely the place to be, you would love it! ( and loads of funny little metal houses)
      Riitta x

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