Iceland, Aug-Sep 2014
Drove along the coast mostly in mist or outright rain. Stopped at Skogar to see the waterfall and the folk museum. Then on to Reykjavik for a night at the domestic airport.
Skogarfoss plunges 60 m off cliffs which were once on the south coast.
Skógasafn, the Skogar Folk Museum, is a wonderful place, with old buildings filled with all sorts of fascinating objects ... and junk.
Senior tourist outside thatched storage room
Thatched houses at the Skogar Folk Museum
More thatched outhouses -- storage room and blacksmith building
Interior of one of the thatched cottages -- quite cozy.
Old box beds
Stones and moss
Interior of the school house
Interior of a bourgeois house
Kitchen of the bourgeois house
TO make 7 small pancakes at once
The church itself is new...
... but the interior comes from an older church, dating from 1879.
The "Pétersey" fishing boat is named after the "Island" near where we stayed at Vellir near Vík. She was built in 1855 and used by farmers for cod fishing. She continued sailing until 1946.
Old photo of the "Petersey"
Farm at Sauðhúsvöllur
Vestmannaeyjar ("Westman Islands"), about 8 km off the south coast
Old-fashioned milk shed at Sauðhúsvöllur on the south coast between Skogar and Reykjavik