Postcards from Westfjords

Warning: Be advised that the photographs presented here must be properly viewed on a big screen. Failure to comply will result in diminished satisfaction and an acute craving for Taco Bell and The Kardashians.

Leah and I approached Westfjords with three scheduled days to weave through as many of the fjords before reaching the Brjánslækur ferry crossing. Total driving distance added up to nearly nine hours, but with so many photo opportunities and sightseeing possibilities to consider, I wondered if three days was enough to adequately explore the oldest part of Iceland–where its raw, rugged beauty continued to surprise us around every hairpin turn of every rutted ridge road.

Sadly, the answer was “no,” given the scary condition of so many summer-only roads, not to mention our pending midday ferry reservations on Day 3. Regardless, our time retracing the “dragon’s head” was eye-opening, head-turning, and breathtaking. With so much landscape candy still to process, I’ve momentarily selected the following collection of picture postcards for review:

Hólmavíkurkirkja, Lutheran church in Hólmavík
Reykjanes @ Reykjarfjordur
 Litlibær farm in Skötufjorður Bay
Litlibær farm in Skötufjorður Bay
Súðavík @ Álftafjörður Bay
Dýrafjörður
Dynjandi waterfall in Arnarfjörður
Gadar BA 64, 1912 @ Patreksfjörður
US Navy Douglas DC-3 @ Hnjótur Museum in Patreksfjörður
Hnjótur Museum @ Patreksfjörður
Breiðavík Beach
Hvallátur, Rte. 612
Látrabjarg cliff
Hvallátur, Rte. 612

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