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Feast for the soul. Ketildalir (“Kettle Valleys”) are a series of valleys along Arnarfjörður in the Westfjords of Iceland. Resembling the snouts of mythical prehistoric creatures in repose, the mountains lining the fjord present an arresting spectacle. My friend Kristinn Ingi Pétursson (seen in the images below) and I set out on a wintry afternoon […]

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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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