and other wonders of North-East Iceland
is an extraordinary oasis in the rocky wasteland of Jökulsárgljúfur. It is said to be the mark of the hoof
of Óðinn's horse, Sleipnir. Indeed, the cliffs form a hoof-shaped protection for the area. The river Jökulsá
is a muddy, milky torrent breaking its way through the rock. On your way to Ásbyrgi, you will pass the
is absolutely magnificent!
You will find it difficult to go there, as the road is really rough, but it is
definitely worth the trouble...
The grey river winds its way through the canyon.
clear and peaceful pond in Asbyrgi, the absolute opposite of the muddy torrent of Jökulsá.
of the hoof-mark.
There are several bird species in this
natural wonderland. They are remarkably easy to observe, as they do not seem to be scared of humans.
cliffs and lush vegetation.
These pictures were taken close to midnight on a beautiful summer evening.
your way from Asbyrgi, you might want to go through Húsavík, where the unique phallology museum is in residence.
It features the penises of every known species of mammals in
Iceland and elsewhere, together with those of elves, trolls and other extraordinary creatures.
is no human organ exposed as yet, but several males of the species have made a legation of their pride to the
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