Darkness – don’t know why we’re moaning

Spare a thought for Iceland:

Nestled in the long and deep fjord by the same name—a dramatic setting beneath the 1,000 plus meter high mountains—Seyðisfjörður lives up to its reputation as one of Iceland’s most picturesque towns.

Minus two degrees and calm, the overnight snow accentuates the town’s beauty.

This week, Seyðisfjörður, as other towns in East Iceland, celebrates the annual cultural festival Dagar Myrkurs (‘Days of Darkness’). It’s a time for the community to embrace the increasingly long winter nights as the sun disappears behind the mountains, reappearing in mid-February.

Wouldn’t half mind being there during winter.

2 comments for “Darkness – don’t know why we’re moaning

  1. November 8, 2012 at 16:52

    I wonder if they get lots of twilight – I can see how that would be beautiful in such a setting.

  2. November 8, 2012 at 22:49

    Spectacular for a photographer, I would imagine.

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