far down



Öxarárfoss að ofan, originally uploaded by hildigunnur.

Went to hubby’s sister and brother-in-law’s summer house on Þingvallavatn the other day. That’s of course close to Þingvellir where the first parliament in the western world was held, hundreds of years ago. I’ve always meant to walk to the top of the famous waterfall Öxarárfoss, and since we had the time we stopped the car and walked a short way.

Quite amazing but I must say I was just the tiniest bit scared up there. No fences or anything…

Here’s a photo from down the other end:

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5 Responses to “far down”


  1. 1 Bob July 17, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    It is really nice place, and great shot

  2. 3 Leighton August 7, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Just come through to your blog through IWR, ans saw the pictures around Þingvallavatn. Reminds me of the holiday 3 years ago when we went around half of the country from Reykjavik to Akureyri and back. A wonderderful day exporering Thingvellir (sorry Þingvallir).

    Never got to the waterfall, but went to plenty of others – including a hairy tyre blowout on the way to Selfoss/Dettifoss…sigh!

    I’ve been reading the Sagas again which makes it worse….!

    My wife and I have been trying to get back this last couple of years. Maybe this Autumn to see the Northern lights. Maybe.

  3. 4 Leighton August 7, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Forgive the spelling – my keyboard is on its last legs…

  4. 5 hildigunnur August 7, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    np and thanks, be very welcome back :)


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