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Iceland - Vik - Voyage Statue on Beach

October 2012.

Long weekend in Iceland based in Reykjavic.

Vík (or Vík í Mýrdal in full) is the southernmost village in Iceland, located on the main ring road around the island. It has been counted as one of the ten most beautiful beaches on Earth. Its stretch of black basalt sand is one of the wettest places in Iceland. Offshore lie fingers of basalt rock (stacks) remnants of a once more extensive cliffline Reynisfjall now battered by the sea. There is no landmass between here and Antarctica and the Atlantic rollers can attack with full force.

Voyage statue is by Icelandic sculptor Steinunn Thorarinsdottir and is a Memorial to seafarers in UK and Iceland. It was commissioned 30 years after the end of the "Cod Wars" to commemorate the links between Iceland and the UK. A sister sculpture stands in Kingston-upon-Hull - though this was stolen.

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Taken on October 14, 2012