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Hvítserkur | by Friðþjófur M.
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Hvítserkur

  

Hvítserkur is a 15 meters high cliff that protrudes out of the sea in the western part of the Huna Bay near the coast. The sea erosion has carved holes through its foundations and sculptured it in the unique shape it is today. Some say it is in the shape of a rhino drinking from the sea others see a dinosaur. Legend has it that Hvítserkur was a troll who did not make it back home in time to retreat from the coming daylight and so was turned to stone at sunrise . Hvítserkur translates to white shirt and probably gets its name from white bird guano.

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Taken on January 17, 2012