Close to Skagaströnd is Kálfshamarsvík a small cove that at the beginning of the 20th century held a small settlement of no more than a hundred but was abandoned at the time of the depression around 1940. No matter how many times I see them in Iceland, I am fascinated and amazed by basalt columns. More often than not the cross-section is that of a hexagon.

There is also a lighthouse there striking in its stark whiteness and height. Sadly for us the weather was bad and the wind really was stingly cold on the hands and so we stayed only for a short time.

(Not a ninja mission or a scene from ‘Brazil’)

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