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The land surrounding this simple church -- Ingjaldshólskirkja in the Ingjaldshóll area -- has been in use since at least the...
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Ingjaldshólskirkja and Lupine - West Iceland 1

Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

The land surrounding this simple church -- Ingjaldshólskirkja in the Ingjaldshóll area -- has been in use since at least the 10th century. The little red church stands as a centerpiece of the surrounding valley, with its slopes filled with lupine on this foggy evening in west Iceland. It rests only about 8km west of Ólafsvík, a thriving port in the 1700s. And further back, in 1477, Christopher Columbus wintered on theIngjaldshóll farm and learned about Iceland and the Vikings before his journey to the New World. Photo © copyright by Rob Greebon.