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An oldish scan. Bolungarvik from the top of a mountain with a NATO radar base on top. There is a road up the mountain, to get this view I walked for about an hour over jagged boot-shredding sharp rocks to get a better view down to the village, and still did not get a full enough of a view I wanted. It was getting close to sunset, and was dark by the time I found my way back to the car. I got the idea of posting this today from TE member leiju who also posted from that rarely visited place. It seemed to be a restricted military area, which normally does not stop me from entering (unless there is a gate), and I have never been fined or jailed because of it (I haven't tried to do it in Russia yet!!) This is almost at the northwestern end of Iceland, a real "end of the road" until Greenland. I cropped the left part of the original to eliminate my shadow, the scenery continues to the right, but I could not stitch the 2 photos.

About Bolungarvik (Wikipedia):
Bolungarvík is a village in the North-West of Iceland, located at the Vestfirðir peninsula, approximately 13 kilometers from the village of Ísafjörður and 473 km from the capital city Reykjavík. It has (2004) 957 inhabitants.

It is one of Iceland's oldest fishing outposts, well positioned close to abundant fishing grounds. The quiet countryside attracts some tourists, mainly in summer. There is a camping site, an indoor swimming pool, a museum for natural history and an open air fishing museum. The surroundings of Bolungarvík are quite popular destinations for hiking, horse riding and birdwatching. The village has apartments for rent and all basic facilities, such as a convenience store, a bank, a post office and a health-care center.

Bolungarvik was the shooting location for Nói Albínói, a movie by Dagur Kári about a teenager living in a remote Icelandic village.

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