Play of sun, shade & sand. The eastbound descent from Hellisheiði, the highest coastal mountain pass in Iceland, opens to this eesome view (if you are lucky – the pass is often suffused with low cloud cover).
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The picturesque village of Kópasker (Kópa = seal pup, sker = skerry) on Öxarfjörður in northeast Iceland was nearly wiped out in a severe earthquake in 1976. Sparse in population (135, at last count) and remote, an air of melancholy pervades. The area is very rich in birdlife.