One World Sunday: Straight

A view from Fimmvörðuháls (Five Cairns Pass) – the area between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull in Southern Region in Iceland.

Posted for: One Word Sunday Challenge: Straight – by Debbie from Travel With Intent.


Fimmvörðuháls

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Fimmvörðuháls


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Suðurland: Southern Region – part 3

Along the Ring Road in Southern Region in Iceland.


September 16, 2018


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Suðurland: Southern RegionSuðurland: Southern Region – part 2Sunset in the Southern Region


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Kirkjugólf: Church Floor

Kirkjugólf (Church Floor) – natural basalt pavement – the tops of basalt columns (trap rock) that are in the ground, in the village Kirkjubæjarklaustur (Church Farm Cloister), located along the Ring Road in Southern Region in Iceland.


September 16, 2018


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SkaftafellReynisfjara beach in the rain


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Reynisfjara beach in the rain

Reynisfjara – a black sand beach in near Vík village, at the feet of Reynisfjall mountain in Southern Region of Iceland. Named one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is also one of the most dangerous, due to powerful sneaker waves. The name Reynisfjara is connected to the name of Reynisfjall mountain (in Icelandic: fjall – a mountain, fjara – a beach).

Next to the beach there is the Hálsanefshellir Cave (with dark basalt columns) and Reynisdrangar (basalt sea stacks). According to legends Reynisdrangar is either three-masted ship carried vainly by two trolls or the trolls and a woman, who freezed to death beacause of them.

Reynisfjara beach is a filming location of music videos and movies (among others: Noah, Star Trek into Darkness, Dilwale).


September 15, 2018


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Dyrhólaey and Kirkjufjara beachKirkjugólf: Church FloorSkaftafell


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Dyrhólaey and Kirkjufjara beach

Dyrhólaey (called by seamen as Cape Portland or Blow Hole) – a small peninsula, with a large, natural gate in its south part, the Dyrhólaey Lighthouse (from 1927) on top (120 m) and broad views. The southernmost point in mainland Iceland, located near Vík village (Southern Region). Dyrhólaey is a nesting place for cliff birds (among them: puffins).
Dyrhólaey means door hill island in Icelandic – that peninsula used to be an island (volcanic origin).


September 15, 2018


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Reynisfjara beach in the rain


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