A view from the road leading out of Flateyri, Önundarfjörður back to route 60.
From Ísafjörður, Route 60 weaves its way over mountain tops, round several fjords and past a handful of tiny fishing villages on its way to Patreksfjörður, Breiðavík and Látrabjarg and/or to the the ferry port of Brjánslækur.
With a population of about 300 people, Flateyri is a small community located on the coast of the fjord Önundarfjörður, south of Ísafjörður. Flateyri has been a trading post since 1792 and saw its heyday in the 19th century when it was home to a fleet of decked vessels and the base for shark-hunting and whaling operations.
Flat land is at a premium in the West Fjords, towns and villages have grown up on the narrow strip of lowland that separates the mountains from the fjords.
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HimalAnda (9127) 2014-07-26 2:35
These nice mountains (volcanoes, I guess) are perfectly presented here, with a good sharpness. I also like the houses with that grass on their roofs in the foreground.
snunney (81885) 2014-07-26 3:42
What a fascinating landscape and you have captured it beautifully. ideally exposed and with superb light and colours. The little houses dominated by the volcanic peaks make an excellent focal point.
emka (76483) 2014-07-26 4:07
This photo is also very nice. I was delighted in Norway to see the grass roofs. So I like then also here. Spectacular landscape, wild but beautiful.
dta (65010) 2014-07-26 5:37
Hello Trevor ,
Those grass roofed houses are so picturesque , in a marvelous mountain landscape . The yellow flowers in the Fg provide a touch of warmness .
holmertz (39569) 2014-07-26 8:50
Ännu en mycket vacker vy från Island. De små husen vid vattner ser nästan ut att huka sig inför de höga bergen. Jag tycker mycket om färgerna, särskilt i den nedre delen: ängen med blommorna och det grunda vattnet med de ljusbruna sandrevlarna. Hela bilden har en mycket mild ton tack vare de mörka molnen.
macjake (54940) 2014-07-26 15:29
I always enjoy viewing your gallery to see whats new.
I'm going to have to put this place on my to see list for Iceland.
you found yourself a wonderful point of view with this one. the mountain scape in the bg really caps it off well.
and of course the grass roofs are something we don't see too too often.
- Copyright: Trevor Moffiet (trevormoffiet) (3072)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-04
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Olympus M Zuiko 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3
- Exposure: f/20.0, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Iceland
- Theme(s): A single day in the West Fjords [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-26 2:15