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The Westfjords

By Sverrir Sigurdsson

The Westfjords (Vestfirðir in Icelandic) is the name of a large peninsula on the northwest corner of Iceland. Together with The Eastfjords (Austfirðir), they make up the oldest parts of Iceland. They are the geological scabs of volcanic activity that took place 10-15 million years ago and have long since ceased. In contrast, the middle of Iceland is still an open geological wound that oozes oodles of molten lava every now and then.