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Helgustaðir farther along the shore east of the village Eskifjorður, is world-famous. Polarizing light with Iceland spar from here, the 17th century Dutchman Huygens published discoveries on light as a phenomenon of waves. Evidence of former mining...more
An out of the way spot but of interest if you like minerals and mining. It is an old quarry site with information boards telling of how it was during its production. Lovely drive and beautiful view from the roadside to get there.
There's almost nothing left of this old quarry site, the locals and tourists have taken so much of the zeolites fragments that used to be there that its just a sad reminder of how Icelandic nature is bying exploited by the turistindustry, abused and tramped...More
We did a part of trail 6. Supposedly, there should be an interesting sight almost directly at the start of the hike, however we didn't see anything of particular interest. The climb up was quite challenging and there was a very cold wind. Although the...More
The mine is situated 8 km to the east of the Eskifjörður. The coastal road is beautiful but If you are based in Eskifjörður then it may be boring to walk 8 km there and 8 km back.
I believe that In summer the best...More