Europe - Imma Photography

Sunrise on a sea of snow

This photo was shot at the Snæfellsnes peninsula situated to the west of Borgarfjörður, in western Iceland. The tour of this area was certainly well worth it as the entire peninsula was simply beautiful.

The peninsula has been named Iceland in Miniature, because many national sights can be found in the area, including the Snæfellsjökull volcano, regarded as one of the symbols of Iceland, and also known as the setting of the novel Journey to the Center of the Earth by the French author Jules Verne.

This is the area of Farm Oxl, located in County Breiduvikurhreppur, near Hotel Budir. In the 16th century, a man lived in this farm. His name was Björn, and he was nick-named Axlar-Björn and, who to this day, remains the country’s most notorious serial killer. While he was a real person, he has become the subject of several folk tales

AxlarBjörnBjörnBorgarfjörðurCounty BreiduvikurhreppurFarm OxlHotel Budir. 16th centuryIcelandIceland in MiniatureSnæfellsnes peninsulacopyright May 2015serial killersnowsunrisewestern Iceland