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Hagavaðall bay at Barðaströnd - Westfjord
Hagavaðall bay at Barðaströnd - Westfjord Barðaströnd, the coastline from Vatnsfjörður to the farm Siglunes. Continuous flat land with steep cliffs above and some small valleys, indented by the shallow inlet Hagavaðall, that almost dries up at low tide. Sandy and grassy, with birch–bushes, farms.
At the Abandoned Herring Factory at Eyri in Ingólfsfjörð
At the Abandoned Herring Factory at Eyri in Ingólfsfjörð The factory was constructed by the company Ingólfur hf. during the years of 1942-1944. The main reason why the factory was built was because of the growing herring stock coming in to Húnaflói bay. The fishing failed some years after the factory was built and therefore the factory was closed in 1952. All the Icelandic Photos you need: http://www.icestockphotos.com
Abandoned Herring Factory at Eyri in Ingólfsfjörð
Abandoned Herring Factory at Eyri in Ingólfsfjörð The factory was constructed by the company Ingólfur hf. during the years of 1942-1944. The main reason why the factory was built was because of the growing herring stock coming in to Húnaflói bay. The fishing failed some years after the factory was built and therefore the factory was closed in 1952. All the Icelandic Photos you need: http://www.icestockphotos.com
The abandoned ship Garðar BA-64 in Skápadalur
The abandoned ship Garðar BA-64 in Skápadalur Garðar BA 64 was built in Norway as a whaling vessel 1912, (same year as the Titanic met its final fate) the state of the art ship is the oldest steel ship in Iceland. It was named Globe IV and was equipped with both sails and a steam engine to use when the weather was still. At the end of the second world war the ship was sold to Iceland and named Siglunes SI 89 and the old steam workhorse which has powered it all those years was replaced with a 378 hp Ruston Hornsby diesel engine. In 1963 it finally acquired the name it has today, Garðar. It was a good ship and served it’s owners well for a long time. In desember 1981 Garðar BA 64 was deemed unfit for duty. Instead of sinking it a sea as was the custom in these days, it was and rammed ashore at Skápadalur valley in Patreksfjörður. Today Garðar patiently awaits it’s inevitable rusty fate in the sand providing tourists with a spectacular scene and just the perfect photo opportunity. Entering the inside of the ship is prohibited due to safety reasons
The abandoned ship Garðar BA-64 in Skápadalur
The abandoned ship Garðar BA-64 in Skápadalur Garðar BA 64 was built in Norway as a whaling vessel 1912, (same year as the Titanic met its final fate) the state of the art ship is the oldest steel ship in Iceland. It was named Globe IV and was equipped with both sails and a steam engine to use when the weather was still. At the end of the second world war the ship was sold to Iceland and named Siglunes SI 89 and the old steam workhorse which has powered it all those years was replaced with a 378 hp Ruston Hornsby diesel engine. In 1963 it finally acquired the name it has today, Garðar. It was a good ship and served it’s owners well for a long time. In desember 1981 Garðar BA 64 was deemed unfit for duty. Instead of sinking it a sea as was the custom in these days, it was and rammed ashore at Skápadalur valley in Patreksfjörður. Today Garðar patiently awaits it’s inevitable rusty fate in the sand providing tourists with a spectacular scene and just the perfect photo opportunity. Entering the inside of the ship is prohibited due to safety reasons
The abandoned ship Garðar BA-64 in Skápadalur
The abandoned ship Garðar BA-64 in Skápadalur Garðar BA 64 was built in Norway as a whaling vessel 1912, (same year as the Titanic met its final fate) the state of the art ship is the oldest steel ship in Iceland. It was named Globe IV and was equipped with both sails and a steam engine to use when the weather was still. At the end of the second world war the ship was sold to Iceland and named Siglunes SI 89 and the old steam workhorse which has powered it all those years was replaced with a 378 hp Ruston Hornsby diesel engine. In 1963 it finally acquired the name it has today, Garðar. It was a good ship and served it’s owners well for a long time. In desember 1981 Garðar BA 64 was deemed unfit for duty. Instead of sinking it a sea as was the custom in these days, it was and rammed ashore at Skápadalur valley in Patreksfjörður. Today Garðar patiently awaits it’s inevitable rusty fate in the sand providing tourists with a spectacular scene and just the perfect photo opportunity. Entering the inside of the ship is prohibited due to safety reasons
The abandoned ship Garðar BA-64 in Skápadalur
The abandoned ship Garðar BA-64 in Skápadalur Garðar BA 64 was built in Norway as a whaling vessel 1912, (same year as the Titanic met its final fate) the state of the art ship is the oldest steel ship in Iceland. It was named Globe IV and was equipped with both sails and a steam engine to use when the weather was still. At the end of the second world war the ship was sold to Iceland and named Siglunes SI 89 and the old steam workhorse which has powered it all those years was replaced with a 378 hp Ruston Hornsby diesel engine. In 1963 it finally acquired the name it has today, Garðar. It was a good ship and served it’s owners well for a long time. In desember 1981 Garðar BA 64 was deemed unfit for duty. Instead of sinking it a sea as was the custom in these days, it was and rammed ashore at Skápadalur valley in Patreksfjörður. Today Garðar patiently awaits it’s inevitable rusty fate in the sand providing tourists with a spectacular scene and just the perfect photo opportunity. Entering the inside of the ship is prohibited due to safety reasons
Gilsfjörður, Westfjords, Iceland.
Gilsfjörður, Westfjords, Iceland. Gilsfjörður, Westfjords, Iceland. Gilsfjörður is a fjord within Westfjords and is nearby to Nónsker, Króksfjarðarmúli and Garpsdalsfjall.
Hrafnseyri on the northern shores of the Arnarfiord Bay.
Hrafnseyri on the northern shores of the Arnarfiord Bay. Hrafnseyri is a farm and a former parsonage on the northern shores of the Arnarfiord Bay. On the 17th of June 1811, Jon Sigurdsson (†1879) was born there. His birthday, June 17th, is Iceland's National Day. He played a unique role in the country's fight for independence, was a member of parliament until the end of his years after it resumed its role in 1845 after an intermission of 47 years and its president as well from 1849.
Hestfjjörður bay and Hestur mountain
Hestfjjörður bay and Hestur mountain Hestfjörður is a fjord in Westfjords and is nearby to Vatnadalur, Bolaskógur and Hattardalsfjall. Hestfjörður is also close to Hvítanessel. The mountain Hestfjall is in the background