A tense drive on winding gravel roads often hugging steep precipices will eventually bring you to Látrabjarg, Iceland’s westernmost point. The cliffs here are famous here for their birdwatching, but the nearly vertical rock faces themselves are stunning. I’ve made light the theme of this series of photos, but I can’t say that we lucked out in that department on our visit here; the dense clouds rolling in off the Atlantic were a wall of drab gray. I tweaked the shots to accentuate the mist coming in off the ocean and give the impression the land is being swallowed up by the white void.
2 thoughts on “Látrabjarg Cliffs”
I like the white void, it accentuates the stunning. No railings… and was it windy? Hopefully you were spared from selfie sticks, although you could probably get a pretty sweet shot with one out there.
But no duck lips. Even ducks don’t do duck lips anymore.
No selfie sticks here, thankfully, and generally a rare sight in Iceland. No, this place is overrun by British, German and Japanese birders each toting $5000 lenses. Vis-a-vis wind & railings: your safety is your own responsibility in this country. The Icelanders have spraypainted a line which runs about five feet parallel from the cliff’s edge merely as a prudent suggestion; American travelers set on becoming object-lessons in Darwinian selection cannot be prevented in doing so.
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