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Vesturhorn Sunset

Batman mountain.

At 454 m high, Vesturhorn (also spelled Vestrahorn) is a gabbro with steep cliffs (see Living Earth – Outline of the Geology of Iceland by Ari Trausti Guðmundsson, published by Forlagið, Reykjavík, 2013). It is often called “Batman Mountain” (see second image below).

The sunset at Stokksnes last week was memorable. This headland in southeast Iceland served as a base for a radar station operated by the United States military during the Cold War.

Vestrahorn seen from Stokksness

Vesturhorn at sunset, seen from Stokksnes, southeast Iceland
5D Mark III, TS-E 24L II

Vestrahorn seen from Lónsvík

Vesturhorn seen from Lónsvík
5D Mark III, 100-400L IS

  • […] popular, fetching – and clichéd – view of Vesturhorn is the one from the east. Here we see a less common view of the mountain, from the southwest direction across the waters of […]ReplyCancel

  • gai - July 22, 2015 - 8:48 am

    How to go to Vesturhorn Mountain ? Ohhh , It’s very nice.
    May i have gps coordinates to me.

    Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Yash Kamat - November 26, 2013 - 10:46 pm

    Wow! I Like The First Photo!ReplyCancel

  • Arun - November 19, 2013 - 10:07 am

    Very dramatic!ReplyCancel

  • Börkur Hrólfsson - November 19, 2013 - 4:01 am

    Wow ! I like those colors !ReplyCancel

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