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The tiny village of Flateyri in Önundarfjörður in the Westfjords of Iceland is surrounded by spectacular scenery. However, dangers lurk in this idyllic setting. On October 25, 1995, a deadly avalanche rolled over the settlement burying homes and killing 20. (The population of the village is only ~200.) The panorama below was taken around 1:15 […]

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Holt í Önundarfirði

The ancient parsonage and farm of Holt in Önundarfjörður in the Westfjords of Iceland. It was the birthplace of Bishop Brynjólfur Sveinsson (1605-1675). In the mountains behind the church is what is known as a hanging valley (I shall have more on that in a future post).      

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