Loðmundarfjörður

Abandoned fjord in Iceland’s remote east.

The 7 kms long Loðmundarfjörður was home to 143 inhabitants in 1860 but by 1973 that number had dwindled to zero. Getting to this lovely fjord over land is not easy; access is via a rough gravel route best negotiated in a sturdy 4×4.

Landscape en route

Landscape en route
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

 
Skælingur (832 m), aka "The Chinese Temple"

Skælingur (832 m), aka “The Chinese Temple”
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

 
Loðmundarfjörður

Loðmundarfjörður
5D Mark III, TS-E 24L II

 
Dreamscape

Klyppsstaður – abandoned farm and parsonage
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

 
Bight at fjord's head

Bight at fjord’s head
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

 
Veena and Börkur picking wild rhubarb

Veena and Börkur picking wild rhubarb
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

 
 
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