Kryusavikurbjarg Cliffs

The horses near Kysuvic were a treat. We explored the coastline and stopped at the cliffs of Krýsuvíkurbjarg. The Krýsuvíkurbjarg cliffs are renowned as a birding spot. The weather was a bit rough so we didn’t see many birds. The terns are nesting and they bombarded us when we came near.

Kyusavic church belongs to the Hafnarfiord benefice in the Kjalarnes deanery. It was built in 1857, renovated and reconsecrated in 1964 and handed over to the National Museum.

Arsonists set the church on fire during the night of January 2nd 2010. It burnt totally down. During the last few years, the church was used for services twice a year and was popular among tourists according to its guest book. Krysuvik Church was built again 2020.

23 thoughts on “Kryusavikurbjarg Cliffs

  1. Amy 2021-08-23 / 7:02 pm

    Thank you again for the tour! I love these horse and bird images. 🙂


  2. Cherryl 2021-08-21 / 1:10 pm

    Absolutely beautiful photographs Sherry✨


  3. Emille 2021-08-20 / 12:18 pm

    Love the things you photographed here! The birds flying yo, the horses, the blooming hills, and in all a beautiful mood/atmospheric. All beautiful Sherry!


  4. Sue 2021-08-19 / 2:11 pm

    Those terns look scary!


  5. Barbara Bryan 2021-08-19 / 7:59 am

    Love seeing the horses! Beautiful close up of birds in sky. Unlike you, you didn’t name the kind of birds they are!

    Do you know if people are reading the printed material you include? I find it too difficult to read! You couldn’t enlarge it? (I know that would take up more space…)


    • Sherry Felix 2021-08-19 / 9:28 am

      Glad y0u like the horses. I added the captions. Thanks – my oops! They are Arctic Terns which are named in previous posts.
      The text is 14 point and fine for most people. Zoom in with Edge (three dots then increase zoom) or any browser. Add it to your to do list and I’ll show you how or ask Bing.


    • Sherry Felix 2021-08-19 / 5:48 am

      Thanks Derrick. I knew you would like the horses. These Icelandic ones are not the same as the horses near where you live.

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            • Sherry Felix 2021-08-19 / 10:37 am

              Thanks for the link. Very interesting. The two breads could be related. I wonder how far back? Both would have descended from horses after the last Ice Age 20,000 YA. The 5th gait, the tolt, is unique to the Icelandic horses. Icelandic horses trace their origin back to the Viking Age 793 to 1066 AD. Ancient Norsemen brought some horses to Iceland. Later, immigrants from Scotland and Ireland crossed ancestors of Connemara, Highland, and Shetland ponies with the horses previously imported. It’s fun looking into the ancestry.

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            • derrickjknight 2021-08-19 / 10:59 am

              Thank you for this, too, Sherry. I’ll bet they are related – especially with the Norse link

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  6. mijnnikonenik 2021-08-19 / 5:16 am

    They have special horses so beautiful! And that first birdshot, great!


  7. Eunice 2021-08-19 / 4:07 am

    I love the horses, and the first bird shot is amazing 🙂

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