Siglufjörður, Iceland

Jul 30, 2018 - National Geographic Explorer


Iceland is more than just a country with gorgeous natural landscapes. There are also many beautiful and interesting small towns. Siglufjörður is one of those towns. This morning, we learned about the fascinating history of the area at the Herring Era Museum—the country’s largest maritime museum and the recipient of a European Museum Award. Afterward, we wandered around the colorful port and then went on a horseback riding tour in the area surrounding Skjaldarvik. Icelandic horses are a one-of-a-kind, pure breed, descended from stock brought to the country by the first Nordic settlers in the 9th century.

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Andrew Peacock

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Andrew was born in Adelaide, South Australia and (mis)spent his youth surfing and kayaking in the ocean, as is the case for many Aussies! After graduating from medical school, he spent a year working as a surgical resident in Santa Barbara, California where he also began rock climbing. Taking up this new activity with a passion, Andrew began to explore the mountainous regions of the world and volunteered his medical skills in Nepal and India where he has since led numerous treks. Documenting his experiences with a camera led Andrew into the world of professional photography and he began contributing photos to what was then the Lonely Planet image library. So began a ‘side-line career’ using the creative side of his brain.

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