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Sunday, June 25, 2017

4 Jun 2017 - Iceland Day 10: Snæfellsjökull Visitor Center, Lóndrangar and Laugarbrekka

After we parked our car just outside of Snæfellsjökull Visitor Center, we saw a lighthouse at a distance.
It's actually Malariff lighthouse which is an active lighthouse but not open to public.
Inside the visitor center, there is lots of information about the area.  And more importantly, there are toilets which we needed urgently.  :-P
We did not have much time to see all the exhibits because the center was about to close when we reached.
Next we visited Lóndrangar, a pair of rock pinnacles in Snæfellsnes peninsula. At 75m and 61m tall, they are a singular sight, rising above and outside the ocean front. The Lóndrangar are remnants from a bigger crater which has mostly eroded away. It is reckoned that the rock in the slopes of nearby Svalþúfa is an isolated part of the original rim around the crater itself, with the rest eroded away by the sea.
The scenery here is great and there are several lookout points with easy walking path to them.
We also had another superb view of Snæfellsjökull glacier here.
Not too far away from Lóndrangar, we arrived at Laugarbrekka, the birth place of Guðríður Þorbjarnardóttir, the first white woman to bear a child in America. Later on she went to Rome, and is considered to be the most widely traveled Icelandic woman down to the 20th century.
The farm at Laugarbrekka dates back from the settlement. Until 1881, there was a church here, and for centuries it was also a meeting-place for the local assembly.
As there was uncountable pebbles all around, we decided to erect a cairn.
When Jerlene and Javier saw us doing it, they too decided to erect one of their own.  :-)

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