Saturday, 3 June 2017

Saturday, 3 June – Krosslaug

The small hot water spring fed pool known as Krosslaug, is said to have been the place of baptism of some of the men from west Iceland when they rode home from the Althing in AD 1000, when Iceland had accepted Christianity.

When I arrived, it was in use, but the occupants kindly offered to get out of the pool, so that I could photograph it.

The road that we too back to the cottage where we are staying followed the much of the route that the ‘vestanmenn’ would have taken when returning from the Althing.  As you can see from the photos, it is a wild and beautiful path.

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