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 there, Andrew spent a year working as a surgical resident in Santa Barbara, California where he was introduced to rock climbing. Taking up this adventure activity with a passion, he began to explore the mountainous regions of the world and volunteered his skills in Nepal and India where he has led numerous treks. While documenting his experiences there on slide film, Andrew began contributing photos to what was then the Lonely Planet image library, which provided the impetus for him to concentrate more keenly on using the creative side of his brain.

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