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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

30 May 2017 - Iceland Day 5: Kirkjugólf - The Church Floor

Just a short 3mins drive from Systrafoss, we reached Kirkjugólf or "The Church Floor".  Initially we procrastinated whether to step out of our car under the heavy rain and walk to the actual site which is a few hundred metres away from the car park.  In the end, we decided to give it a go but the kids preferred to stay in the car.
On our way to Kirkjugólf, we passed by a huge mound called Hildishaugur (Hidir's Grave Mound).  Read the origin of this mound below.
We finally reached the natural monument of Kirkjugólf.
Kirkjugólf is an 80 square meter expanse of columnar basalt stone slabs which have eroded over time. The hexagonal ‘tiles’ look every bit as if they were man-made but we are assured that there has never been a church or any other building on the site.
On 1st sight, it looks like some kind of ancient ruin. It is also strange to see it this on its own in a big field, without any other basalt structures around.
As the rain got heavier, we quickly snapped a few pictures and rushed back to our car.
These Icelandic Sheep looked on as we ran past them.

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