Over the summer I spent a litte more than six weeks in Iceland travelling and working on medieval manuscripts in Reykjavík. I thought I would share some of the photos now that I have finally found the time to cull and edit through the immense amount I took. Before I started working in Reykjavík I spent about a week travelling the ring road and hiking in Austurland. Because I was travelling with my mother, who has not been to Iceland before we stopped at most of the major attractions in the south. Also, they are too beautiful to just drive past, although the increasing masses of other tourists (make no mistake, I was no better) makes some places a lot less attractive than they used to be. First stops were Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss and Jökulssárlon. On the way further east, I saw my first ever wild reindeer. I don't know what it did there all alone, but it did not like us getting close, so I was happy we had the 100-300 with us. The Eastfjords of Iceland are probably one of the most beautiful places in Iceland if such a ranking could justifiably exist. It certainly is mostly tourist free. We went hiking on a few day hikes in the area of Borgarfjörður-Eystri, a beautiful little village famous for being home to the capital of elves. Especially recommended is a fairly long hike to a place called Stórúrð, which as the name suggests features a field full of giant boulders with a stunning little lagoon of glacial water. As we were there at the beginning of July, most of the snow was still around. Borgarfjörður-Eystri is also the home of a puffin colony called Hafnarhólmi. Surprisingly, the P35-100 turned out more useful than the longer 100-300. The brighter aperture and the fact that the puffins get fairly close, made the 100-300 just way to clumsy in operation.