Saturday, July 21, 2012

Kálfshamarsvík, part 1

Kálfshamarsvík is a protected area in Skagi, about a 30 minute drive north of Skagaströnd. The name means "Calf's Cliff Cove", derived from the Kálfshamar or "Calf's Cliff", here seen from across the cove. I know of no stories about the provenance of the name, but it is likely that a calf may have fallen to its death off the cliff some time in the distant past. Another possibility is that the name was brought over to Iceland by Norwegian or Irish settlers. I'll be posting more photos from the area in the days to come. See also my previous posts about the place.

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