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Norway in Iceland

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Hidden : 7/26/2010
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Húsavík church has, since it was dedicated in 1907, served as a symbol for Húsavík, regarded by many Icelanders to be the most beautiful wooden church in the country...it has built in the form of a cross with wood imported from Norway: it looks like a typical swiss church, isn't it??? Húsavík kirkjunnar hefur síðan það var tileinkað árið 1907, starfaði sem tákn fyrir Húsavík, talin af mörgum Íslendingum að vera fegursta tré kirkja á landinu ... það hefur byggt í formi kross með timbur flutt inn frá Noregi: það lítur út eins og dæmigerður Svisslendingur kirkju, er það ekki? ***Mynd af skyndiminni ... með GPS ... við geocacher myndi vera mjög mjög mjög vel þegið!!!!*** ***Húsavík is a small town in Norðurþing municipality on the north of Iceland on the shores of Skjálfandi bay. The income of the inhabitants is derived from tourism and fishing, as well as retail and small industry. Húsavík has become a centre of whale watching in the north due to whales of different species that frequently enter the bay. The Húsavík Whale Museum is located in the town. It is also home to the Icelandic Phallological Museum, which contains specimens from every mammal that lives in Iceland, and to the Húsavík Whale Museum. Viking Garðar Svavarsson was the first confirmed human to spend a winter on the island. He gave the island the name Garðarshólmi. A monument near the schoolhouse remembers him. The name "Húsavík" means "(small)bay of houses", probably referring to the homestead of the Swedish viking Garðar Svavarsson which stayed in the bay for a winter around 870 AD. The region of Mývatn, with its interesting geology and diverse animal life, is nearby. Húsavík used to export silica that was extracted from the lake.

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Cyrnfr, pbhyq lbh ercynpr gur shyy ybtobbx (genfu vg) jvgu n arj bar? gunax lbh fb zhpu sbe lbhe uryc naq xvaqarff

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A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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