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EINHYRNINGUR – UNICORN?

Truly this mountain looks spectacular. Once, while traveling with our boys we took a loooong drive away from our tent, or the boys at least thought the drive took long enough …actually it was as long as the road let us. On our way we came across this amazing looking mountain standing there alone. The lonely mountain. Its name is Einhyrningur which you can translate as the one with the horn…or perhaps and even better, Unicorn. Einhyrningur is located in the South between Tindfjallajökull, which you can see in the background and the bridge over Markarfljót. Can you see a...

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STRANDAKIRKJA

Strandakirkja is located on the south coast of Iceland near the town of Þorlákshöfn. It was built somewhere in the 12th century by few fishermen. The story says that back in the days those fishermen were trying to get back to land and having a rather hard time. They prayed to God to help them ashore and vowed to him that they would instead build him a church where they landed. And so they did and they named it Strandakirkja. (strönd=shore and kirkja = church. So you could say the Churc by the Shore) Strandakrikja by the shore Many donations,...

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THERE’S MORE TO A CAVE THAN MEETS THE EYE

A while ago we were driving the South coast of Iceland and looking for a location to shoot some pictures of our guestbooks. The idea was to use our beautiful black sand beaches and some driftwood we’d find, among other things, to give the images something a little bit extra. Some driftwood and other stuff After taking the pictures we decided to go for a little sightseeing around Hjörleifshöfða, but the shooting took place further down the beach from Hjörleifshöfði at Mýrdalssandur. Black, gray and yellow guestbooks. Hjörleifshöfði as background Well, we could not go all the way around the...

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A LITTLE BIT ABOUT LOPAPEYSA ….THE ICELANDIC SWEATER

Yes, to have one pure handmade Icelandic lopapeysa is a must. Two is good and three is even better. Well, actually, you cannot have to many. I just finished this one, a very plane sweater that I knitted while sitting in the car driving between places in the summer. I am not going to tell you how long it took but it is finished now. Plain and simple As you see the lopapeysa does not necessarily have to have the pattern on top even though it looks more original that way. But did you know that the Icelandic sweater is...

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THE ICELANDIC HORSE

The Icelandic horse came with the Vikings more than 1000 years ago and when traveling in Iceland one can be sure to see them still here in Iceland. That is, the horses, not the Vikings. We tend to refer to them as the most useful servant. The reason for that expression is because for centuries it was the most important working animal as well as the only means of transportation until the automobile arrived. The Icelandic horse is small, with big personality, has five gaits and the only one in the world that has „tölt“. The most useful servant is...

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