The mountains are calling and I must go, and I will work on while I can, studying incessantly.
- John Muir
An island nation in the North Atlantic, Iceland is in the midst of a transition from its fishing and agrarian roots.
Its rocky, sparsely vegetated landscapes are scattered with wind-battered homesteads once inhabited by hardy sheep farmers whose Viking ancestors settled the land 1,000 years ago. In the country’s isolated northwestern reaches, a group of skiers travel to a restored farmhouse in the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve to explore places left behind by communities that were intimately connected with their natural environment. (more…)