Thursday, April 06, 2006

Ísafjörður (ice fjord in Icelandic) is the capital of the Westfjords ... With a population of about 3000, Ísafjörður is the largest town in the Westfjords. My Love's Mom had a Grandad or cousin who had a farm in the outskirts of this port, where she went for summers. This is one of the places I'm keen to visit on our trip.

Here is the house I'd like to move into. Cozy, eh? Think I'll need to punch out a few windows though...


Autumn Storm said...

:-) Looks as lovely as everything else you have showed us from there.

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mergrl said...

I just love when you post these pics!

ECS said...

If you drive there, stop at the abandoned settlement called Ögurnes for this view. The first time I came to Iceland I went to Ísafjörður, and it was a trip I will never forget! You can also see this lighthouse.

javajazz said...

what a magical looking village!
and that beautiful glass lake, wow!
(does that 'grass house' actually
have horns on it?!)

Jeanne said...

Make the door round and you've got a hobbit hole.

Mo'a said...

Ahhh!! Beautiful....I love the Lupins in the foreground of the first photo.
My Mother went to the Husmaedraskolin in Isafjordur....that is the Housewife's School.
She learned all the Homemaker....PC...duties along with weaving and embroidering. I wonder if this school is still there....does anyone care to learn these things in this day and age?

tsduff said...

Autumn, have you got your tickets yet? :-)

Annonymous - :-D

Trace, these pictures keep my appetite keenly whetted (as if I could get any more excited LOL).

E, your photos are stunning - especially the one of the West Fjord view... the black lava turned out so well. In my pictures, some to the black looked faded, and wasn't the true deep black. That lighthouse is cool - like one we saw out on an isolated point off the Snaefellsness penninsula.

Lisa, ALL the villages and small towns look as charming as this... they are all over. And yes, those do look like horns. I want to examine the construction of these sod houses from the inside - I always am curious about how they made the roof, with such a scarcity of wood for the frame...

Hi Jeanne, yes, almost a hobbit hole. Remember how the inside of their houses are so spacious though... LOL don't think these follow suit.

Moa, Hallo! That is a school I wish I had been able to go to - as my sewing and crafting skills are quite embarassingly tiny. How interesting that there was such a school. I would go!

Autumn Storm said...

Well, yes, as a matter of fact I bought tickets the other day :-)

- alas not to Iceland, just plain old Jutland (one of the other islands here in Denmark)

Have a great weekend!!!

Agnes Mitchell said...

This looks just lovely. So peaceful.
I love the house you'd like to move into. It's practically a hobbit hole.
I bet heating and cooling is easy. Natural insulation.

How neat!