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Kirkjufellsfoss, Kirkjufell waterfall, Iceland

Kirkjufellsfoss (Kirkjufell waterfall) is a beautiful waterfall near the fishing village of Grundarfjordur in Iceland, on the north side of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, actually existing of two steps, the upper falls and the lower falls. This shot is taken of the lower falls.The Kirkjufellsfoss is situated in the Kirkjufellsá (or: Kirkjufell river) getting its water from the eastern part of the rather high and extended mountain ridge called Helgrindur, an extinct volcano that erupted many thousands of years ago. On its way down from Helgrindur (that can be translated with The Peaks of Hell), nature has created a great number of beautiful waterfalls in the river Kirkjufellsá. The distinctive characteristic mountain Kirkjufell (463 m. high) is nearby, being the main trademark of Grundarfjörður.

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Taken on June 23, 2012