"The Hanging rock in Breiðafjarðar islands." Stykkishólmur Things to Do Tip by Regina1965

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There were Vikings who lived on these islands to begin with and they were not the most peaceful of men. There is one rock in Breiðafjörður bay where people were hung and left to hang for months as a warning to others to behave right. Just imagine what a dreadful sight that must have been.

This hanging place is a gap in a very peculiar riffled columnar basalt island - see my photos.

Address: On Breiðafjarðar islands.

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  • Updated Oct 7, 2011
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  • CDM7's Profile Photo
    Sep 6, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Yes, I can see the resemblance too Pancake Rocks.What a sad story in such a beautiful place!

    • Regina1965's Profile Photo
      Sep 6, 2013 at 9:24 AM

      Indeed a sad story - the Vikings were not the most peaceful of men :(

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