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Photo taken from Hotel Arnanes at Arnanes located on Road one, 6 km west of the main town of Höfn in the south-east of Iceland.
Also see here
The same farm about ½ hour later

And here Photo taken in the opposite direction from the other side of the hotel

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%B6fn
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the south-eastern part of the country. It lies near a fjord named Hornafjörður.

This harbour town, the second largest in the south-eastern part of Iceland, gives scenic views of Vatnajökull (the largest ice cap in Europe by volume).
Höfn is located on a peninsula in the south-east of Iceland. The name Höfn means harbour and it is a fishing port surrounded on three sides by the sea, with beaches on the long shoreline on the south-east. Sand bars and glacial rivers traverse this area with many shifting lagoons and sand reefs being formed.
Höfn and the Hornafjörður area, being on the Eastern coast of Iceland, are on the leeward side of prevailing winds. While it might be windy, less precipitation falls in this area making it part of the closest thing to being a low desert in Iceland (the high desert being the area East of Mývatn). http://wikitravel.org/en/H%C3%B6fn

Could have fooled me about this place being a low desert.

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