Sunday, 13 July 2014

Iceland Landscapes - Sunday Stamps

I'm off to Iceland for this week's landscapes theme. My stamps have forced me to look into their background.


Iceland - Landscapes

Myvatn is a shallow eutropic lake in an active volcanic area of northern Iceland. The lake and its surrounding are exceptionally rich in fauna, especially waterfowl. It was created by a large basaltic lava eruption 2300 years ago. The surrounding landscape is dominated by volcanic landforms including lava pillars.

Bulandstindur, a mountain in eastern Iceland is a pyramid-shaped stack of basaltic strata and stands 1069 metres high. 

Dyrholaey is a 120m high promontory. It gets its name from the massive arch the sea has eroded from the headland. Its name means, literally, 'door-hole.'
The stamp is one of a series showing Iceland's lighthouses. If you look closely you may be able to make it out on the skyline of the promontory.

For other landscapes please visit the links at Viridian's Sunday-Stamps-179.

9 comments:

Lisa B said...

I haven't seen any of these before, very scenic, and I especially like the soft colours of the middle stamp.

Joy said...

Iceland's landscape always looks so spectacular, I like how the stamps make it look so peaceful. I'd have never noticed thee lighthouse until you pointed it out.

Karen S. said...

You always amaze me with your stamps. Very nice.

VioletSky said...

I find the barrenness of Iceland appealing.

agi said...

one of the countries immediately associated with great landscapes, which these depict well. great set!

viridian said...

These are lovely. thank you for joining in this week.

Jo said...

Would love to visit Iceland. Always appealed. These three stamps really give a good picture of the scenery.

Aimee Dars said...

I didn't realize it could be so green in Iceland!

Ana said...

this reminds me that the majority of the Icelandic stamps I've seen are related to landscapes...but I haven't seen these before...lovely ones!