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The harbor at Siglufjörður, the former herring capital of Iceland. The face of the town is changing fast, and this month, exactly where the picture was taken, Rauðka, the company which renovated the former herring factories, started to build a much needed new hotel.


The new Héðinsfjarðargöng road tunnel, opened in 2011, finally connected Siglufjörður with Akureyri and the Eyjafjörður fjord region making it much easier to visit the small but picturesque town.

This image was taken at N66°08’55.3” W18°54’38.7” looking E71° at 2m (6ft) with a Canon 1D X with a 135mm 2.0L lens on April 9 at 12:39:36, ISO 100 and 1/250 f:7.1.

Páll Stefánsson

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