Farm on Vatnsnes Peninsula near Hvammstangi, looking towards Miðfjörður, a side fjord of Húnaflói. Húnaflói means "Bay of the young icebears" because sometimes in winter icebears from Greenland drift ashore on their iceflows. With global warming this is getting rare though.
The building on the right is a traditional fish drying shed.
Hvítserkur (white shirt) is an eroded basalt plug on the east coast of Vatnsnes peninsula, in an old and long extinct rift zone. The white patches are guano from nesting fulmars and kittiwakes.
Legend has it that a troll was caught out by the sun while throwing stones at Þingeyrar church.
MM2.0: Birkenpilz und Zwergbirke.
Birkenpilze wachsen in Island sehr zahlreich und zuerst fragt man sich, wo denn die Birken sind;-) Zwergbirken haben einen kriechenden Wuchs, die Blätter sind 0.5 bis maximal 1,5cm groß (an diesem Standort im Norden waren sie winzig!).
Birch bolete and dwarf birch.
Birch boletes can be found in large numbers all over Iceland and at first sight people always wonder where the birches are;-) Dwarf birches are creeping shrubs with leaves that are 0,5- max. 1,5cm (in this case at an exposed site in the North they were tiny!).
nicht mehr frisch
Near Varmahlíð, Skagafjörður, one of the main centres of horse breeding in Iceland.
Tölt is a gait unique to Icelandic horses which enables them to move over rough terrain for a long time without tiring.
Goðafoss is the best known of the falls of Skjálfandafljót river (because it's near the Ring Road).
Panorama stitched from 7 verticals
EXIF: 1/80 • f/9.0 • 88.0 mm • ISO 100/ Canon EOS 6D/ EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM