Prometheus & North Iceland.

Prometheus, the new film by Ridley Scott, is out in the UK this weekend. I’m going to see it. Perhaps unusually though, I won’t be there for the sci-fi action, to see the prequel to gory Alien films, or to see Charlize Theron in a figure-hugging suit. No, I’ll be going to see it for Dettifoss.

Dettifoss is apparently the most powerful waterfall in Europe, and is visually stunning. Dettifoss is up in North Iceland. It used to be reached by a rough, pitted track in the middle of nowhere.  I nearly shook all of my teeth loose just getting there once. There is thankfully now a new tarmac’d road.

My photo of Dettifoss. Please feel free to compare and contrast with Ridley Scott’s efforts.

Go and see Prometheus then. You might just catch a glimpse of a special part of northern Iceland in a Hollywood blockbuster.

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