Laugarbakki to Akureyri, Aug 26 2010

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Icelandic Horses at Gauksmyri Lodge, Iceland

 

Silly picture of Icelandic Horse

 

Icelandic Farm Dog

 

Icelandic Horse

 

Icelandic Cows

 

Hvítserkur, Iceland

“On Vatnsnes in Húnafjörður in North-Iceland is an awesome rock-formation called Hvítserkur. It is a 15 meters’ high monolith and stands alone just off-shore from the land. It looks like an animal of some sort, an elephant or a rhino – or even a dinosaurus drinking. It is just awesome! Especially as there is a lot of fulmar nesting in it so it seems to be alive and it is half-white from their excrement – I just love monoliths like this!

The tale goes that Hvítserkur is a petrified troll.”

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Borgarvirki, Iceland

Borgarvirki lies between Vesturhóp and Víðidalur in the north of Iceland, and at 177m above sea level it dominates the surrounding region. Made out of basalt strata, it has been used as a fortress for centuries. [1] Borgarvirki is a natural phenomenon, altered by humans in earlier centuries. In 1949, the main entrance was renovated by workers.

Borgarvirki is a volcanic plug (gosstapi), and the Icelandic sagas mention that in earlier centuries it was used for military purposes. [2]

Upon the fortress is a viewing dial.

It is accessible to visitors travelling around the peninsula of Vatnsnes.

 

Inside Borgarvirki, Iceland. Amazing stone fortress. A geological wonder.

 

 

 

 

Borgarvirki, Iceland

 

 

Hofsós, Iceland

 

Bridge in Hofsos, Iceland

 

Hofsós, Iceland

 

 

 

 

Leif Norman photographing Icelandic Horses in Gauksmyri Lodge

 

Gauksmyri Lodge, Iceland

 

 

 

 

 

18% hill gradient in Iceland leading up to Borgarvirki, Iceland

 

 

 

 

Hofsos, Iceland

 

 

 

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