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Winter crisp in the fjord. Powered by the herring boom at the beginning of the 20th C, the village of Siglufjörður, named after its spectacular fjord, became the wealthiest settlement in Iceland. Then suddenly in 1969, the herring took their lot elsewhere devastating Siglufjörður and sinking its economy almost overnight. See this link for the […]

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First dusting of the season. The site of Úlfljótsvatnskirkja dates back to the settlement era, the current structure was built in 1914. The provenance is explained below by Börkur Hrólfsson (“Emperor of Northern Lights”): Úlfur is wolf and ljótur is today ugly, but in the old days it meant facial expressions. So the first lawspeaker […]

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