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Bruararfoss, Iceland in July 2012. © Miikka Järvinen

Bruararfoss, Iceland in July 2012. © Miikka Järvinen

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"Throughout Iceland, cairns mark the way, over mountain passes, across the moonscape of the interior, through frequent lava wastes. . . . Cairns were sometimes called ‘bone women,’ or ‘beggar women.'” — Charles Fergus, Summer at Little Lava: A Season at the Edge of the World    ..z

The Bone Women of Iceland: Cairns

"Throughout Iceland, cairns mark the way, over mountain passes, across the moonscape of the interior, through frequent lava wastes. . . . Cairns were sometimes called ‘bone women,’ or ‘beggar women.'” — Charles Fergus, Summer at Little Lava: A Season at the Edge of the World ..z

Upstream of waterfall, Kirkjufell mountain, Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Iceland in July 2012. © Miikka Järvinen

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Upstream of waterfall, Kirkjufell mountain, Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Iceland in July 2012. © Miikka Järvinen

Bruararfoss, Iceland in July 2012. © Miikka Järvinen

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Bruararfoss, Iceland in July 2012. © Miikka Järvinen

Seljalandsfoss, hard to explain… it’s magical. Iceland in July 2012. © Miikka Järvinen

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Seljalandsfoss, hard to explain… it’s magical. Iceland in July 2012. © Miikka Järvinen

Borgarfjörður, Iceland, has numerous places other than Álfaborg connected to elves. One example is the church of elves, Kirkjusteinn, which is a huge rock in Kækjudalur valley. The elfin bishop lives in the beautiful Blábjörg, on the other hand. Christening of the hidden people is prominent motif in the folklore. A couple of folk tales relating to trolls also occur in the area.

Borgarfjörður, Iceland, has numerous places other than Álfaborg connected to elves. One example is the church of elves, Kirkjusteinn, which is a huge rock in Kækjudalur valley. The elfin bishop lives in the beautiful Blábjörg, on the other hand. Christening of the hidden people is prominent motif in the folklore. A couple of folk tales relating to trolls also occur in the area.

Sunset in Grundarfjörður. Iceland in July 2012. © Miikka Järvinen

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Sunset in Grundarfjörður. Iceland in July 2012. © Miikka Järvinen

Tidal waves at Jökullsarlon, Iceland in July 2012. © Miikka Järvinen

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Tidal waves at Jökullsarlon, Iceland in July 2012. © Miikka Järvinen

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