The Land Of Ice

Hi everyone! I’ve had a few requests to upload some pictures from my recent trip to Iceland and, never one to let down my fans (ahem), I am happy to oblige.

I wasn’t there for as long as I would have liked (when isn’t that the case?), but in my time I came to fall in love with this beautifully rugged and magical country; full of kind and generous people and sights that nowhere else on Earth can offer.

My trip was made even more special by having witnessed the Northern Lights in their full resplendent glory – a stroke of luck bearing in mind how fickle they can be, but the show I witnessed will stay with me for the rest of my life. I also got to see a humpback whale barely 10 metres from the edge of the boat I was on; again a rare sight and one that I will remember with a smile for years to come.

Here are a few pictures of my trip. I’ll be back with the usual film review stuff imminently. Thanks as always for your support of my blog; it means a lot.

The Northern Lights in all their splendour

The Northern Lights in all their splendour

Pingvellir National Park

Pingvellir National Park

Prettttty cold

Prettttty cold

Gullfoss waterfall

Gullfoss waterfall


As geysers go, Strokkur isn't half bad

As geysers go, Strokkur isn’t half bad



It's a humpback. Promise...

It’s a humpback. Promise…

The Lebowski Bar! The dude abides in Reykjavik!

The Lebowski Bar! The dude abides in Reykjavik!

We also found the Chuck Norris Grill with these wise words

We also found the Chuck Norris Grill with these wise words


  1. Tom · January 24, 2016

    Absolutely breathtaking photos. Apparently the place is super photogenic! And you’re right, when you go away on vacation somewhere it never lasts nearly long enough, does it? 😉

    • Three Rows Back · January 26, 2016

      You’re a gent sir. It’s never long enough is it? Still, we made the most of the time we were there.

  2. le0pard13 · January 25, 2016

    Beautiful, but cold. 😉

    Nice pics, Mark. Looks like you had a great time.

  3. Zoë · January 25, 2016

    Ah, looks awesome! Glad to hear you enjoyed it 🙂

    • Three Rows Back · January 26, 2016

      I did! Thanks Zoe; you’d love it there I’m sure 🙂

  4. Stu · January 25, 2016

    Nice pics…it looks amazing and I’d love to see the Northern Lights! I’d also love to visit a Lebowski bar or a Chuck Norris grill too, for that matter

    • Three Rows Back · January 26, 2016

      Thanks Stu. Yeah, the Lebowski bar and Chuck grill were random that’s for sure! The bar was great though; they really went to town on the place!

  5. ckckred · January 25, 2016

    Those are some amazing photos. Would love to go up to Iceland one day…

    • Three Rows Back · January 26, 2016

      Cheers mate. It’s a stunning country; I would absolutely recommend it.

  6. Anna (Film Grimoire) · January 26, 2016

    Absolutely beautiful photos! Visiting Iceland and seeing the Northern Lights is on my bucket list for sure!

  7. vinnieh · January 26, 2016

    Wow these are phenomenal. I need to visit Iceland in the future.

    • Three Rows Back · January 26, 2016

      You do! Thanks for the kind words buddy.

      • vinnieh · January 26, 2016

        It’s on my list of places to visit.

  8. ruth · January 26, 2016

    This is super awesome Mark!! Such beautiful pictures. I’m insanely jealous but happy that you got to visit and had a great time. Oh my, The Northern Lights!! My hubby’s been dreaming of seeing that, so I guess we’d have to make a trip to Iceland 😉 Btw, looking good in that picture there, buddy!

    • Three Rows Back · February 6, 2016

      Sorry for the late reply! Thanks for the lovely comments! Iceland will be there for a while yet; plenty of time to see it all!

  9. Jordan Dodd · February 2, 2016

    Wow. I haven’t been outside Australia, those pictures look truly stunning! I must save up to travel some time. Thanks for sharing the pics! 🙂

    • Three Rows Back · February 2, 2016

      You’re welcome Jordan! Oz ain’t too shabby though!

      • Jordan Dodd · February 2, 2016

        yeah, the parts that aren’t a total desert can look nice 😛

  10. Victor De Leon · February 15, 2016

    Stunning shots! Thanks for sharing these. Just amazing captures! 🙂

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