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One of many waterfalls we saw from the bus
Typical country church
Family of Whooper Swans on a lake
We walked down to the beach near the town of Boudir. This used to be the sight of a marketplace where merchants traded with fishermen for their catches.
Sheep were lying near the water's edge.
Wildflowers, like this Sea Campion, found a place to grow in the crevices of the lava.
We started a 1.5 mile hike from the harbor in Arnarstapi to the town of Hellnar.
We hiked along the bluffs above the ocean.
The lava cliffs were nesting spots for Kittiwakes, Fullmars and Cormorants.
Birds nesting in the cliffs
Kittiwakes building a nest on the cliff face
Fields of flowers along the path
Arches in the lava formed by crashing waves
We went through an old gate along the path
Moss covered lava along the hiking path
We ended our hike at Fjoruhusio Hellnum restaurant perched on the hillside. The restaurant is noted for their delicious fish soup.
Rob, Julia, Tom and Peg are ready for lunch after the hike.
Artic Terns are disturbed in their nesting area
We hiked down through lava outcroppings to the beach at Dritvik
Sea Campion
Remains of fishermen's huts and equipment litter the beach and are historical artifacts so cannot be moved.
Waterfalls along our route
Sheep grazing on the hillsides
Cone of extinct volcano
Peg is chosen for initiation ceremony at shark farm. Boat in museum was built in 1860 and used to hunt Greenland Shark.

Greenland Shark meat being prepared as it is poisonous unless aged using specific methods.

To view short video of Fred sampling shark meat and "Black Death", click here.

Our bus driver, Siggi, feeds one of the ponies at the Shark farm.
Narteyrarstofa Restaurant in Stykkisholmur where we ate a delicious dinner.
Barb had Salmon
Fred had halibut.

To learn more about our trip around the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, go to the Snaefellsnes Newsletter. To view the next photo gallery, go to Akureyri Photo Gallery.

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