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1 Bjargtangar Lighthouse
2 Skagafjall, 68 km
3 Kópaflaga, 38 km
4 Blakknes, 18 km
5 Látrabjarg
6 Snæfellsnes, 80 km


Location: Látrabjarg (100 m)      by: Jan Lindgaard Rasmussen
Area: Iceland      Date: 2022-07-03, 13:28
Depending on definition, Bjargtangar is the westernmost point in Iceland, and maybe in Europe. If including islands, the Azores hold the destinction of being the westernmost part of Europe. However, they COULD be considered remote islands, and as such not geographically part of Europe.

Anyway, I was here because of the birdcliffs! They stretch for severel kilometers, and the view from the edge is fantastic. Of particular interest here are the Brünnich's Guillemots, with this site being one of the best and most accessable places to see them. They come very close!

I chose this spot to get both the northwestern and Snæfell peninsulas included, as well as the Bjargtangar buildings. Unfortunately, the clouds wouldn't scatter, so the view to Snæfellsjökull didn't come.

Originally a riddle: When I showed the last panos of my Iceland series from 2018, I hinted that I was going back to Iceland this summer. I wonder if any can guess what location I visited? And why this is significant? There is a pano not so far from here, but I dare call this a premiere none the less...

Pano made from 13 pics (RAW), 50 mm, f/9, iso-125, 1/320 sec, developed in DPP (daylight, neutral, moderate sharpness), stitched in PTGui pro, scaling and sharpening in Irfanview.


This pano is probably not relevant for its latitude. But ask Katrin B, where she stood. ;-) I am looking forward to more panos from this year's visit. Kind regards Peter
2022/09/28 20:42 , Peter Brandt
Quite a land’s end situation….
2022/09/29 07:56 , Christoph Seger
Great that your impressive Iceland series finds a continuation in 2022 !!!

Cheers, Hans-Jörg
2022/09/30 09:28 , Hans-Jörg Bäuerle
No idea where this could be, but tried to figure it out.
Is there a lighthouse possibly nearby ?
2022/09/30 18:52 , Hans-Jürgen Bayer
No idea, but the composition is great, less the parking lot but especially the photographer shooting into the panorama.
2022/09/30 19:02 , Jörg Braukmann
It only took Peter a few minutes to crack this Panorama, and severel others also had no problem solving it. I have added a description for anybody interested.

HJB1: Yes, a modest lighthouse, but the perspective may be tricky, since it is set in 60 meters!
2022/10/02 19:17 , Jan Lindgaard Rasmussen
People I know very well were there two days before. Apparenty they had comparably good weather on their trip. Looking forward to your panos then. Cheers, Martin
2022/10/13 18:11 , Martin Kraus

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