Skálanes

Iceland- the East

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Eggin í Gleðivík

34 sculptures by Sigurður Guðmundsson in Gleðivík Bay, Djúpivogur show the eggs of 34 bird species nesting in the area. Recently the Guardian ran an article about Djúpivogur and it's cittaslow status- 3 years after the fact, as Icelandic papers promptly pointed out;-)

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Beinageitarfjall (PiP)

Find the fence;-) HFF, folks! Beinageitarfjall is an over 1100m high mountain in East Iceland, situated between Borgarfjörður eystri and Héraðsflói. de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyrfj%C3%B6ll

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Fjarðarheiði (2xPiP)

The pass over Fjarðarheiði connects the ferry port of Seyðisfjörður with Egilsstaðir on the Ring Road. As the pass (620m) is often impassable in winter( and even spring) there are plans to build a tunnel. The panorama was taken from the viewpoint halfway up the pass and shows Seyðisfjörður (650 inhabitants) in the distance- see notes. Der Pass über Fjarðarheiði verbindet den Fährhafen Seyðisfjörður mit Egilsstaðir an der Ringstrasse. Weil die Strasse (Passhöhe 620m) im WInter und selbst im Frühling öfter…

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Hánefsstaðir fence

This fence belongs to the only working farm left this side of Seyðisfjörður which like all of the East Fjords has been plagued by rural depopulation. Der Zaun gehört zum letzten verbliebenen Hof auf dieser Seite des Fjords. Seyðisfjörður leidet wie die übrigen Ostfjorde massiv unter Landflucht . HFF, folks, have a great weekend!

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Seyðisfjörður

HFF everybody, have a great weekend!

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Seyðisfjörður

Fog creeping in over Seyðisfjörður. The place in the foreground is where Allied barracks stood during WWII. The landing strip is still in use for (civilian) emergencies, especially in winter when the roads are closed. Nebel über dem Seyðisfjörður. Im Vordergrund hatten sich im 2. Weltkrieg die Allierten eingerichtet. Die Landepiste wird auch heute noch für Notfälle genutzt, wenn im WInter die Strassen unpassierbar sind. I'm back from holdays and will try to catch up but it will take time, so please bear w…

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Skálanes

Skálanes used to be a farm at the mouth of Seyðisfjörður and now is a private lodge and nature reserve with bird cliffs nearby. Between the mountains in the background lies Loðmundarfjörður, one of the many fjords in the East that have been deserted by its former inhabitants. It can only be reached by boat or by a very rough 4x4 track from the north. Skálanes an der Mündung des Seyðisfjörður war einmal ein Bauernhof und wird nun als private Lodge mit Naturschutzgebiet betrieben, Vogelfelsen sind ganz in…

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Seyðisfjörður (PiP)

Seyðisfjörður is a small town (some 600 inhabitants) at the head of a fjord of the same name. It is the port for the ferry Norröna from Denmark/ Faroes and once was a prosperous herring port. Many of the historic wooden houses were prefabricated and shipped from Norway. Between up to 1000m high mountains the sun disappears quickly even in summer. The main photo was taken around 7 p.m., the note 2 hours later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sey%C3%B0isfj%C3%B6r%C3%B0ur Seyðisfjörður ist eine kleine Stadt (ca. 650 Ei…

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Light and dark, old and new

TSC: Contrast Two of the stones I couldn't resist picking up in Iceland. The light one is Rhyolite from a up to 3 million year old and long extinct tertiary volcano, found at Innra Hvannnagil. The dark one is recent basaltic scoria erupted in the Krafla fires 1975-84, found at Gjástykki. Zwei der Steine, denen ich nicht widerstehen konnte. Der helle ist ca. 3 Mio Jahre alter Rhyolit aus einem erloschenen Vulkan des Tertiär, gefunden in Innra Hvannagil. Der dunkle ist Basalt-Scoria von den Kraflafeuern 19…
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