Hvalfjörður 2

These are Instagram photos I posted during a serial hike along the coastline from Reykjavík to Hvalfjörður. I think these are from the second hike in the series.

#utivist #hike #hiking #hvalfjörður #iceland #landscape

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What’s better than one puffin dress? Three puffin dresses!

PuffinsPuffins are everywhere in Iceland. There are whole shops full of tacky puffin souvenirs and tourists flock to watch the live ones (and some venture to eat them as well). Souvenir shops in Iceland are jokingly called “Puffin Shops” because of all the puffin merchandise.

The shop where I found these is well-known for its quirky choices of fabric for the clothing it sells.

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Hvítserkur

Hvítserkur is a sea-stack in Vatnsnes in northern Iceland. It’s quite a remarkable sight, and to catch it on dry land and be able to walk around it was a piece of good luck.

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Up close. It was next to impossible to get a shot of it that day without someone wandering into the shot.

—–oOo—– It looks like some prehistoric monster turned to stone, or perhaps like a monstrous warthog or a hornless rhino.

—–oOo—–Meet one of the inhabitants.

The birds that nest and perch on the stack are responsible for the splashes of white on it that gave rise to its name, which means White Robe in English.

—–oOo—–

 I think I shall give this one the HDR treatment.

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