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I like showing different sides of Iceland, not only the touristy sides. These are some of my experiences driving around the country for 2 weeks and exploring small towns along the outskirt areas.

This is one of the main driving forces which keeps me thinking about travelling to Iceland - the abandoned homes and shipwrecks that are spread out all across the country.

If you know me at all, you know by now I have a passion for abandoned homes, seeking them out, exploring them and trying to get inside the homes.

Inside you'll find amazing treasures, old couches, old furniture, scary looking scenes, the possibilities are endless.

I found this house just sitting here off the main road on the outskirts of Djupivogur, a very small fishing town on the FAR east coast of Iceland. If you're not scanning the landscapes, you'll easily miss these homes. But i'm always looking for them. In the WS will be 2 photos that show the home in a more wide angle, showing you how it sits in its natural environment.

In my next posts there will be the treasure. I'll post what I found inside! It was kinda scary and made my heart pound, but that too is all the fun and the adrenaline rush is fantastic.

To give you a bit of a teaser, i'll let you know that I found a newspaper in this homes living room, dated from 1963! Is that amazing or what!

In my time travelling all around Iceland, and I drove the entire country, ALL of it, I probably came across 25+ similar homes. Not all are accessible, some are so far off the road it's just not possible, some are accessible but the doors are locked and windows barred up. Some of these abandoned homes are sitting on land which the current home owners have built a new home close by - so therefore I can't just park my car and walk onto their property.

Some however, like this home here, are sitting here like and open Museum! The door is unlocked, and if you're ready to take the risk - go inside.

And there ARE risks. The most dangerous being the floor boards. I've known of people who go inside these homes, and the floor they're standing on collapses and they fall a couple of floors down. Injuries and broken legs do happen. When I was in this home, that's what had me worried, when I went upstairs. I was quite hesitant to walk around, but I did, but not in all the rooms, some of the floors looked very unstable.

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