Abandoned

8 06 2013

The landscape in Jökulfirðir (Glacier fjords) is beautiful with its impressive, steep snow-flecked mountains and it´s quiet and secluded coves. The only means of transportation is by boat. In the late 1940’s, the people of the village Hesteyri, without electricity and roads, made a common decision to move away, and in 1952 the village stood totally abandoned.

The farm at Kviar was also abandoned and the man who once lived in the house as a boy returned to oversee its reconstruction. It was only built in the 1920s but abandoned in the 1940s when the man was about 10 years old, and the weathering from the environment is clearly visible.

The farm at Kviar was also abandoned and the man who once lived in the house as a boy returned to oversee its reconstruction. It was only built in the 1920s but abandoned in the 1940s when the man was about 10 years old, and the weathering from the environment is clearly visible.

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