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View to the northwest over Skjálfandi Bay with Kinnarfjöll moutains (up to 1200 m high) in the background. A small house south of Kaldbakur gives a sense of isolation and of primeval undisturbed nature.

This place is just a few km south of Húsavík on the north coast of Iceland. Húsavík was in the past an important whale hunting centre, but now it has fortunately re-oriented towards whale watching (for tourists). There is also an awe-inspiring Whale Centre in the town. River Laxá (flowing from Mývatn), famous for its salmon, empties into the sea at Skjálfandi Bay.

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  • Copyright: Kristof Kranjc (kristofk) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 151 W: 30 N: 147] (791)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-08-17
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-06-03 5:54
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