Lifestyle: Isolation

Silken Photography

Sandgate, Australia

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A seagull flies in the foreground, with a solitary house alone on an island covered with green grass in the background. Westman Islands, Iceland (Vestmannaeyjar).

Canon EOS 550D with 70-300mm lens.

Featured in:
You Got it, We Want It! – March 2013
Scenic Scandinavia – May 2013

This is how to escape the Rat Race. Vestmannaeyjar, or the Westman Islands, Iceland, is where this solitary house stands, with only seagulls and other ocean wildlife for company.

This lone house is located on Ellidaey Island. It is not a regularly inhabited house, but a hunting lodge in use during puffin hunting season (they’re super cute, but they’re not rare!). The house has no electricity and no internal plumbing, but it does have a sauna for those cold Icelandic nights (and can you imagine a better place to watch the northern lights from!).

Three hundred years ago, five families did live on this remote island, living on cattle they raised on the island and the abundant fishing in the area. However, during the 1930s, the last permanent residents moved away, as the island became increasingly impractical to survive on. The hunting lodge as it now stands was built in 1953, and is not open to public, but used exclusively by those who built it, the Ellidaey Hunting Association.

Thanks to Spot Cool Stuff for the info (http://travel.spotcoolstuff.com/iceland/seclude...).

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