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Tall Cliffs At Hornstrandir, Iceland

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by bobhoge, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. There are rugged cliffs at the northwest corner of Iceland are called Hornstrandir. These cliffs are over 1700 feet tall and are the tallest in Iceland. They look a lot like the cliffs at Cape Horn (at the tip of South America for those of you who slept through Geography class :tongue:) , but were so named by the Vikings at least 500 years before Europeans saw Cape Horn.

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    These cliffs provide nesting sites for millions of birds:
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    The layers of volcanic ash and basalt combined with the carving action of glaciers makes for dramatic landscapes:
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    The meltwater makes waterfalls:
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    We found a bay to anchor and hike up to the edge of the cliff in the next thread.

    Bob & Nan
     
  2. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Wow this just never ends with great images
    Thanks
     
  3. HSNewman

    HSNewman

    173
    Aug 17, 2006
    Maryland
    Thanks for the lovely pictures. I've always wanted to go to Iceland. Maybe next year.
     
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