Coming back from Skaftafell, we were going back via what is called the Golden Circle.  The morning started well, with us seeing precisely where we were staying.

1. The Fosshotel at Skaftafell.  To the left of the photos were the rooms of the hotel.

Fosshotel in Skaftafell

Fosshotel in Skaftafell

2. American Style Landscape. Iceland’s landscape is so varied that you get a number of different landscapes crammed into the one country.  This one looks like something you get in the west of the US, except with the lava field next to it.

American Style Landscape

American Style Landscape

US Landscape 2

US Landscape 2

3. Islands off Vik.  These islands are off the most southernmost point of the country – an ethereal spot.

Islands off Vik

Islands off Vik

4. If I Could Live Anywhere… It would be here, right?  No wonder so many people in Iceland write literature.

If I could live anywhere...

If I could live anywhere…

5. Skálholt Cathedral.  After we went off Route 1, we headed towards the Geysir and Gullfoss. Before them, however, there was the old headquarters of the Icelandic church, Skálholt Cathedral. A beautiful church and the image of Jesus, done in mosaic tiles, is as beautiful a representation of Jesus as I have seen.

Skálholt Cathedral

Skálholt Cathedral

Jesus Mosaic in Skálholt

Jesus Mosaic in Skálholt

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Five Photos a Day – Glancing at Europe – Day 8 Part 1 – Iceland – The Golden Circle

2 thoughts on “Five Photos a Day – Glancing at Europe – Day 8 Part 1 – Iceland – The Golden Circle

  1. These images are really something. Many thanks. Re 3-6, it’s a place I’ve never been and now will never be able to go, but I always think of The Snow Queen when it’s mentioned. The mosaic – I guess it doesn’t need words. It’s an extraordinary work of art.

    Denis Wright
    @deniswright

  2. I am so pleased that someone bothered to put these pictures up….I LOVE THIS CHURCH, the most beautiful church I have ever seen…I probably like it so much as it is nothing like the churches in most of Europe 🙂 🙂 🙂 if I go back to Iceland again it will be just to see this church again….

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