Trip to Iceland, Aug 26 2010

Laugarbakki to Akureyri. The Icelandic Horse farm at Gauksmyri was wonderful!

 

 

Icelandic Farm Dog. She herds sheep and then runs through the ditch to cool off.

 

Icelandic Horse with a cool hair cut.

 

Icelandic Cows.

 

Casey and Hvitserkur, Iceland

“Hvítserkur is a 15 m high basalt stack along the eastern shore of the Vatnsnes peninsula, in northwest Iceland.

The rock has two holes at the base, which give it the appearance of a dragon who is drinking. The base of the stack has been reinforced with concrete to protect its foundations from the sea.

Several species of birds, such as gulls and fulmars, live on at Hvítserkur and its name (“white shirt” in Icelandic) comes from the color of the guanodeposited on its rocks.”     From Wikipedia

 

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. Borgarvirki is a natural phenomenon, altered by humans in earlier centuries. In 1949, Borgarvirki was renovated by workers who installed a granite lintel at the main entrance, and a murno gladst fence surrounding the structure.

Borgarvirki is a volcanic plug (gosstapi), and the Icelandic sagas mention that in earlier centuries it was used for military purposes. There is a viewing dial inside.

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

 

Borgarvirki, Iceland

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hofsos, Iceland

 

Hofsos, Iceland

 

 

 

 

 

Icelandic Horse farm at Gauksmyri

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the roads in Iceland are very steep. %18!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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