The Bench – a diary from the Golden Circle

In November 2019 Thorarinn is publishing a book with text and photgraps documenting the Icelandic tourist boom in 2018-2019. You can follow this project on Karolina Fund and on the Facebook Like page.

During a one year period, Thorarinn went on 76 Golden circle tours with international tourists. Each time he stopped at Geysir he took a picture of a bench in the middle of the park. He also kept a diary of what ever took place on each tour and gave the day a rating in TripAdvisor style.

The Bench – a diary from the Golden Circle gives an insiders view of how the Icelandic tourist boom peaked. Seventy-six photos document the ever-changing weather in a twelve months period while the text describes a diverse group of international visitors as well as a man on crossroads – caught in a gold-rush without an end.