Vespertine calm. The 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 Skarðsfjörður.
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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 […]
The mountain Vesturhorn (454 m) is located in southeast Iceland near the town of Höfn. Some refer to it as Batman Mountain and you’ll see why. In the right conditions it can be an irresistibly menacing sight. Vesturhorn is “a batholite made of gabbro, with high cliffs and steep screes.” (vide Iceland Road Atlas). The […]