Monthly Archives: June 2012

All the rest of the trip.

After spending the night in Flateyri, we set out to return to Reykjavík, but there there were lots of stops along the way.  We took a few short hikes and saw lots of nice scenery.  So here is all of … Continue reading

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Flateyri

We stayed the second night in Flateyri.  There’s little to report, as we didn’t spend long there.  But here’s something interesting: I don’t know how well you can see it, but here at the base of the mountain is a … Continue reading

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Bolungarvík

Behold the town of Bolungarvík, nestled nicely in this fjord. And just look at this face: It’s a fish that’s been hung up to dry.  Yes, this is part of the exhibit at Ósvör, the Icelandic fishing museum.  And here … Continue reading

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National Day – 2012

While typing up my last post, I failed to remember that it was Icelandic National Day, the day the Icelanders celebrate their independence from Denmark and the founding of the Icelandic Republic on June 17th, 1944.  I went downtown to … Continue reading

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Grettis Saga and Seals

Hello.  I’m back. The next bit of our trip, we stopped near Vatnsfjörður to see this: Yes, a pile of stones, but one of folklorish significance.  Local tradition holds that this cairn (that’s a fancy term for a pile of … Continue reading

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Hólmavík and Reykjanes

Our next stop was Hólmavík, where we visited Galdasafnið, the museum of sorcery, witchcraft, and other things that go bump in the night.  Assuming that you were probably not interested in seeing photos of wax figures being buried alive or … Continue reading

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