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    The Northern City In Iceland...

    by coceng Written Aug 12, 2004

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    From the church, me & Brian started walk to The Botanical Garden;
    The church is on top of a hill hence we could see the waterfront down below !
    Akureyri is almost perched on Eyjafjordur Fjord & this view alone would make Akureyri such a beautiful city !

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    The Northern City In Iceland...

    by coceng Written Aug 12, 2004

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    Another photo of Akureyrikirkja as I came closer to the church.
    It was closed when I was there, passed the visiting hours.
    Inside the church, there would be a large 3200-pipe organ & some untraditional reliefs of the life of Christ !
    Can't show you guys anything because I couldn't enter...

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    The Northern City In Iceland...

    by coceng Updated Aug 12, 2004

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    This is a photo of Akureyrikirkja, literally means The Church of Akureyri.
    Constructed in 1940 by the architect called Gudjon Samuelsson. The architect who was also responsible of Reykjavik's Hallgrimskirkja !

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    The Northern Most City In Iceland...

    by coceng Written Aug 11, 2004

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    Akureyri, is only 100 km (60 miles) away from The Arctic Circle !
    It is situated at the base of Eyjafjordur Fjord; It has a backdrop of sheer granite mountains tipped with snow all year...
    Just look at this one !
    If the above house is blue in colour, then this one is purple !
    It looks very comfortable & cosy as well.

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    The Northern Most City In Iceland...

    by coceng Written Aug 11, 2004

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    Akureyri, is only 100 km (60 miles) away from The Arctic Circle !
    It is situated at the base of Eyjafjordur Fjord; It has a backdrop of sheer granite mountains tipped with snow all year...
    Another 'quirky' house !
    The colours are something which play vital parts in making these houses or buildings get caught to the eyes...
    Each house looks different from one another.

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    The Northern Most City In Iceland...

    by coceng Written Aug 11, 2004

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    Akureyri, is only 100 km (60 miles) away from The Arctic Circle !
    It is situated at the base of Eyjafjordur Fjord; It has a backdrop of sheer granite mountains tipped with snow all year...
    Like Reykjavik, Akureyri also boasts many nice monuments, structures all over the place !
    this one, I don't know what it's called but showing a plant on a basalt column. Nice...

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    The Northern Most City In Iceland...

    by coceng Written Aug 11, 2004

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    Akureyri, is only 100 km (60 miles) away from The Arctic Circle !
    It is situated at the base of Eyjafjordur Fjord; It has a backdrop of sheer granite mountains tipped with snow all year...
    This statue is so cuddly ! No, I didn't hug it ! It is situated along the Hafnarstr. street...
    I wonder if vikings really look like this ?! Maybe not as cuddly...

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    The Northern Most City In Iceland...

    by coceng Updated Aug 11, 2004

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    Akureyri, is only 100 km (60 miles) away from The Arctic Circle !
    It is situated at the base of Eyjafjordur Fjord; It has a backdrop of sheer granite mountains tipped with snow all year...
    We checked in at The Youth Hostel (it looks okay, nothing to shout about, but of course so comfortable nonetheless...), we explored Akureyri.
    My eyes were set upon those houses/buildings again...
    This one, along the Hafnarstr., which is the busiest street in Akureyri, where we could find cafes, restaurants etc.
    I told Brian that this building (my photo) looked like something from New Orleans...

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    The Northern Most City In Iceland...

    by coceng Written Aug 11, 2004

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    Akureyri, is only 100 km (60 miles) away from The Arctic Circle !
    It is situated at the base of Eyjafjordur Fjord; It has a backdrop of sheer granite mountains tipped with snow all year...
    Akureyri is The Urban Iceland as many people would want to call it simply because it's a place for people to live & have some activities outside The Reykjavik Region.
    Many people meaning many houses; To me I love looking at some of the houses in Akureyri ! They look weird but so comfortable looking !
    It's like there are designs from the past & the future, all are considered in creating the exterior of those houses or buildings...
    Again, photo taken along the Glerargata Road...

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    The Northern Most City In Iceland...

    by coceng Written Aug 11, 2004

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    Akureyri, is only 100 km (60 miles) away from The Arctic Circle !
    It is situated at the base of Eyjafjordur Fjord; It has a backdrop of sheer granite mountains tipped with snow all year...
    Now, I don't know what's the name of this plant/tree, but when you look closely, the plant is 'giving fingers' at us ! Weird...
    I told a few people about this & they seem to agree with me...

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    The Northern Most City In Iceland...

    by coceng Written Aug 11, 2004

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    Akureyri, is only 100 km (60 miles) away from The Arctic Circle !
    It is situated at the base of Eyjafjordur Fjord; It has a backdrop of sheer granite mountains tipped with snow all year...
    Walking over the bridge where The River Glera running underneath with sheer force !

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    The Northern Most City In Iceland...

    by coceng Written Aug 11, 2004

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    Akureyri, is only 100 km (60 miles) away from The Arctic Circle !
    It is situated at the base of Eyjafjordur Fjord; It has a backdrop of sheer granite mountains tipped with snow all year...
    Now, me & Brian were looking for The Youth Hostel...walking along the main road (also The Ring Road) called Glerargata...

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    The Northern Most City In Iceland...

    by coceng Updated Aug 11, 2004

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    Akureyri, is only 100 km (60 miles) away from The Arctic Circle !
    It is situated at the base of Eyjafjordur Fjord; It has a backdrop of sheer granite mountains tipped with snow all year...
    This was my first photo in Akureyri; A structure near the bus terminal...

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    Dettifoss.

    by schielen Written Aug 25, 2002

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    In many people's opinion, Dettifoss is the most spectacular waterfall in Iceland. With a height of 45 metres and an average water flow to the volume of 200 cubic metres per second, it is the most forceful waterfall in the country and, as a matter of fact, in the whole of Europe. Dettifoss also has an impressive power to attract tourists from far and wide.

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    Goðafoss Waterfall

    by schielen Written Aug 25, 2002

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    This waterfall is among the finest in the country, not very high but impressive in shape as it divides into two horseshoe-shaped falls. Not far below the waterfall, the river Skjálfandafljót splits into two branches which flow around the island Hrútey. The lava field by the waterfall, Bárðardalshraun, flowed out of the volcano Trölladyngja, north of Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier, more than 7,000 years ago and reached as far as 100 km from the crater.

    Dumping the gods in a waterfall:
    One of the chieftains present at Þingvellir in the year 1000 was Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði (Lord of Ljósavatn). He was eventually given the authority to decide which religion was to be adopted by the Icelanders. He was a pagan himself, but after a period of profound thought, he decided that Christianity was to be the religion of Iceland. Upon his return home, he took the likenesses of the pagan gods he used to worship and dumped them unceremoniously into a waterfall near his homestead. From this time, the waterfall has been named Goðafoss (Waterfall of the Gods).
    Nowadays, tourists usually make a break in their journey at this spectacular spot.

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