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Before attempting flight, you must learn to jump.

High up and far above. Unsheltered, unprotected, untouched. Rough and tough, yet elementally beautiful. Iceland.


A tribute to the shelter that carried us across this magnificent land, yet also to the shelter that served as our protection in the roughest winds, rains, the cold and desert storms, through night and day.

Up above Bolungarv璭 is a NATO radar base.
Although the sign below the hill says that it is forbidden to go there, our local friend told us to not pay attention to it and go check out the scenery anyhow. So we did.
Stingahli offers an amazing view on the northern West Fjords, and mirrors the perpendicular falls of Graenahli and Straumnesfjall, in the style of the famous Hornbjarg in the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. What an impressive feeling to be staring into nothing right in front of your feet!
Here we stopped to (me) take pictures of some interesting mineral formations and (him) to peer into the wide open space that the valley behind Bolungav璭 offered our eyes.

I enhanced the contrast and darkened the image a bit (it was so bright!).

An advance Thank You to those amongst You who take the time to criticize and/or comment!

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