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I planned to show more pictures from UK but it seems you are not interested so I return to Iceland.

Seeing from a distance, Lóndrangar looks like a huge castle reaching out to the sea. Lóndrangar are uniquely formed basalt volcanic dykes sticking out from the ocean and are the remains of a crater, which has been eroded to its present form by the sea. Lóndrangar consists of two pillars or stacks, one of 75m and the other one of 61m. They are located on the southern part of Snæfellsnes peninsula in west Iceland.
These majestic sea stacks are really impressive reaching out surrounded by rough lava covered with snow. The cliffs are high and steep and when looking down the only thing you see are wild waves smashing on the rocks. Both puffins and fulmars nest there but unfortunately, not in winter. As with almost every special place in Iceland, there are stories to tell and for this special area it is said that the farmers there never made or make hay on the hill, because it's said to belong to the elves living there and of course we don’t want to disturb the elves.
[After https://guidetoiceland.is/connect-with-locals/jorunnsg/londrangar]

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On the road in the Snæfellsnes peninsula

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11259 W: 148 N: 28597] (135602)
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