Saturday, 23 May 2009
"Snæfellsnäs" stands for "Peninsula of the Snow Mountain". It is nearly the westernmost promontory of Iceland, featuring a very, very famous volcano: The Snæfellsjökull, which served as the gateway to Earth's centre in Jules Verne's novel "Journey to the Interior of the Earth". Although this never proved to be true the ragged, vast and stunningly beautiful coastline does reveal a relationship of the mystical and the real world in the Icelander's mind. There are Half Giants at the beach, Elve real estates and Haunted mountain passes. But you don't need fairy tales here to be enchanted - nature alone does all the trick!
Photograph(s) by: Engelsland Thingvold and Harald Thee