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Iceland’s Himalayas

Himalaya Blue Poppies in the Lystigarðurinn Akureyrar

Above the cliff in Akureyri, there’s a fine place to see the world, just a few kilometres below the Arctic Circle. Coming on these beauties on a July Evening is inspiring. In 1912, nine years after men began to plant trees in Iceland to reclaim their male Viking ancestors…

A Hawthorn in Hallormstaður (Hawthorn Farmstead) in the Great Icelandic National Forest

…the women of Akureyri started planting pretty things, bringing embroidery to life. Talk about writing on the land!