Rural Iceland

Iceland - the North

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  • Solitary

    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 g…

  • Lighthouse on Vatnsnes peninsula

    This lighthouse looks over Miðfjörður (Húnaflói) towards Vestfirðir. Vatnsnes peninsula lies on an old rift zone which has become inactive 5 mio years ago.

  • Beware of horses and sheep! (PiP)

    On the gravel road round Vatnsnes Peninsula. The sheep ran away (see inset) and the horses were in hiding;-) HFF everybody!


  • Sheep pen

    A circular sheep pen on Vatnsnes peninsula looking west over Miðfjörður (Húnaflói).When the sheep are gathered in autumn they are sorted by owner into the "spokes" of the pen.

  • Hvítserkur

    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 th…

  • Leccinum scabrum/ Betula nana (4xPiP)

    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 ware…


  • Kolugljúfur

    Looking down into Kolugljúfur canyon. A small deep pool reflects the blue sky.

  • Kolufoss

    River Víðidalsá flows through 40-50m deep Kolugljúfur canyon. Folklore has it that a female troll called Kola dug the gorge.

  • Sauðárkrókur

    At Sauðárkrókur harbour, looking NW to Skagi peninsula and Tindastóll mountains


  • Drying fish heads at Sauðárkrókur harbour

    Not so very long ago Icelanders ate the fish heads themselves and exported the fillets. Now the heads are exported to Africa.

  • Skagafjörður

    At Sauðárkrókur harbour looking NE over Skagafjörður to Tröllaskagi peninsula

  • Rural Iceland

    Sea mist starting to creep in over farmland at Miklavatn, Skagafjörður.


  • Akureyrarkirkja

    Akureyrarkirkja was designed by state architect Guðjón Samúelsson and consecrated in 1940.

  • Big skies

    Evening (7.55 p.m.) at Eyjarfjörður near Akureyri with Tröllaskagi peninsula to the west, Kaldbakur (1167m) on Flateyjarskagi peninsula to the east.

  • Sunset clouds

    10.30 p.m. at Eyjarfjörður- clouds starting to get the upper hand


  • Evening at Eyjarfjörður

    Sea mist creeping in over Eyjarfjörður and Tröllaskagi peninsula, 10.10 p.m.

  • Goðafoss

    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

  • Geitafoss and Goðafoss

    Near the ring road river Skjálfandafljót falls in two stages: 12 m high, 30m wide Goðafoss and smaller Geitafoss.


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