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An array of flat-topped mountains, their snouts dipped in the fjord, punctuated by valleys is the signature sight of Iceland‘s Westfjords. This image of one such mountain, Hvestunúpur (531 m), was taken on Arnarfjörður.   A better appreciation of the scape can be had from the air, and such a view is seen below in […]

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Göltur (445 metres) lies at the mouth of Súgandafjörður in the Westfjords of Iceland. Telltale birthmarks betray its glacial past – a flat top and abrasion bands on its sides. A full appreciation of the mountain’s majesty can only be had from the air.      

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Kaldalón – “Cold Lagoon” – is located in the Westfjords within touching distance of the tongue of Drangajökull, the northernmost glacier in Iceland. These are images of a morning spent there in menacing but irresistible conditions. With howling winds matched to its cold isolation, it is a place to die for (or in).     […]

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