Around Iceland 2017 - INTRO



Route maps etc.

01.07 Kųge - Århus

02.07 Århus - Dokkedal

03.07 Dokkedal - Tornby

04.07 First day on the ferry

05.07 Second day on the ferry

06.07 Seyšisfjöršur - Egilsstašir

07.07 Egilsstašir - Ašalsbol

08.07 Ašalsbol - Möšrudalur

09.07 Möšrudalur - Myvatn

10.07 Myvatn

11.07 Myvatn

12.07 Myvatn - Gošafoss

13.07 Gošafoss - Akureyri

14.07 Akureyri

15.07 Akureyri - Varmahliš

16.07 Varmahliš

17.07 Varmahliš - Blönduos

18.07 Blönduos - Sęberg

19.07 Sęberg - Bušardalur

20.07 Bušardalur - Stykkisholmur

21.07 Stykkisholmur - Arnastapi

22.07 Arnarstapi - Eldborg

23.07 Eldborg - Borganes

24.07 Borgarnes - Reykjavik

25.07 Reykjavik

26.07 Reykjavik - Laugarvatn

27.07 Laugarvatn - Arnes

28.07 Arnes - Seljalandsfoss

29.07 Seljalandsfoss - Vik

30.07 Vik - Kirkjubęjarklaustur

31.07 Kirkjubęjarklaustur - Svinafell

01.08 Svinafell - Vagnsstašir

02.08 Vagnsstašir - Höfn

03.08 Höfn - Djupivogur

04.08 Djupivogur - Breišdalsvik

05.08 Breišdalsvik - Reydarfjöršur

06.08 Reydarfjöršur - Egilsstašir

07.08 Egilsstašir

08.08 Egilsstašir - Seyšisfjöršur

09.08 Seyšisfjöršur

10.08 Going home with the ferry






I'm in Kųge preparing for this year's big bike ride. It starts on Saturday, 01.07.17, where I spend 3 days cycling to Hirtshals. 2 days by ship to Seyšisfjöršur and 5 weeks in Iceland.

On my later trips I have written my diary directly on a blog. It has been quite easy. However, it requires internet connection, which is not always the case in Iceland. So I expect breaks of up to 4 days before new posts appear.

This post is about how to upload a video - if you can. But if nothing else, I can put a link to youtube, where I earlier have uploaded a bison video.

Now I see that there is simply an icon for videos. How hard can it be? No need to worry - presumably. I'm trying with the new bison video from last week:

After several attempts, I ended up with this edition. The video is recorded with my new Huawei P9 phone. It records in HD format, but that takes up a hell lot of space. So it's resized to 854 x 480. Then 1 minute is around 40 MB.

On the blog I can upload videos of max.100 MB.

I also tried video from my "big" camera, the smallest SLR one can get: Canon EOS 100. The immediate impression was that the quality was a lot better. Which shouldn't make you wonder.

The new MovieMaker can handle both MP4 format (phone) and MOV format (EOS 100). On the other hand, I can not upload the MOV format on the blog so I'm forced to go via MovieMaker from the big camera.

The chosen format is not good for fullscreen viewing on an HD display, if that's what you have. But you may do as you please.

These considerations are addressed only to those technically interested - sorry everyone else. But if you want to use modern technology "in the field" you have to prepare carefully. Just a comment on the bisons: Since 2012, a small flock has occupied a 2 km2 fenced area in Almindingen. (The local forrest). I have been following them fairly close the past years, but this year I haven't had the time. The old bull had to be killed last year, and only here in the spring they've got a new one. To give it peace and quiet to accustom, the area was closed for a few weeks, and when it finally should opened, a calf was born to extend the closure.

I had only seen some of them in a long distance before I was lucky to hit them on the meadow at one end of the enclosure, what caused this video, which is just one of a whole series of sequences. But definitely the most interesting. There should now be 18 in total and you can the number of calves born this year. Which of the bulls is the new one, is hard to say, it should be a bit bigger than the oldest bull calf that is from 2013 and therefore soon sexually-matured. It must be shipped to another reserve before long.

I still need to test an action camera I've borrowed. I do that when I'm back on Bornholm on Monday.