Iceland -the West
Photos from Vesturland and the West Fjords
Hraunfossar (isl.hraun=lava) are falls streaming out of porous layers of Hallmundarhraun lava field and into Hvitá river. Hallmundarhraun covers 200 km² and was erupted around 900 A.D. from Langjökull central volcano which is in an active rift zone (western volcanic zone).
Rough lava layers at Hvitá river near Hraunfossar. The Hallmundarhraun lavas were erupted ca.1100 years ago from Langjökull central volcano 10-Week Picture Projects: Textures, Week 4 - rough
The old wooden church at Reykholt was built in 1886/87
Reykholt church was built in 1886/87. Reykholt's most famous citizen was politician and writer Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241), poet of Heimskringla, the Prose Edda and probably also Egill's Saga.
Gerðuberg is a several hundred metres long cliff of columnar basalt on Snæfellsnes peninsula. The individual columns are up to 15m high and 1,5 m wide. Gerðuberg ist eine mehrere hundert Meter lange Klippe aus Säulenbasalt auf der Snæfellsnes-Halbinsel. Die einzelnen Säulen sind bis zu 15m hoch und 1,5m breit.
Morning light over Baulárvallavatn just off road 56, Vatnaleið, which crosses Snæfellsnes peninsula from north to south.
HFF folks! Hopefully your weather is better than this;-)
Black church of Búðir
Situated on Snæfellsnes peninsula, Búðir used to be an important trading post until 1930. Nowadays only the church and a hotel are left. The church dates from 1848 and is one of the oldest wooden churches in Iceland. Deutsch: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%BA%C3%B0ir HFF everybody!
HFF everybody- see you in November!