Stokksnes
July 24, 2014

This is the fifth of twenty locations in Southern Iceland that are in my forthcoming guide "A Landscape Photographer's Tour of Southern Iceland" and this series of blog posts are to whet your appetite for Iceland as a photographic destination. The guide provides the same kinds of information my UK guides provide, including maps, 360 degree interactive panoramic photographs, directions, and more.

Stokksnes is a headland in South East Iceland, just to the East of Höfn at the start of the eastern fjords. The beach of the sweeping bay at the headland is black volcanic sand, backed by black sand dunes with long luminous green lyme grass.

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At the end of the headland is a decommissioned NATO radar site, H-3, one of four sites in the four corners of Iceland and used during the cold war for monitoring Soviet activities. The station is currently used by the Icelandic aviation authorities.

The landward side of the headland is dominated by the spectacular pinnacles of Vestrahorn and a little further East is the similarly dramatic Eystrahorn. Vestrahorn and Eystrahorn are part of one of the oldest mountain ranges in Iceland.

Not many tourists get as far as this beautiful and dramatic location.

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