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Hraunfossar

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).

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Hallmundarhraun

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

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Reykholt church

The old wooden church at Reykholt was built in 1886/87

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Reykholt church

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.

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Gerðuberg (3xPiP)

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.

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Baulárvallavatn (PiP)

Morning light over Baulárvallavatn just off road 56, Vatnaleið, which crosses Snæfellsnes peninsula from north to south.

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Ytri Tunga

HFF folks! Hopefully your weather is better than this;-)

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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!

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Arnarstapi

HFF everybody- see you in November!
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