Street art without streets | Hvitanes

It was his third day in Iceland, and we already got bored of the crowded tourist “must-see” places around the Golden Circle. The weather was surprisingly good for this part of the year. Although, when I think about it, there isn’t much difference between the seasons here – the weather is unpredictable no matter the time of the year. The only thing you can do is accept the fact and try to get the best out of it. Anyway, we felt blessed for not having to deal with rain and strong wind on that day.

Making a brief research before heading to Hvitanes. Hvitanes was a British base during the WWII, with 250 buildings and a pier. The latter was built, among others, to load and offload the nets and equipment for the barriers. Did you actually know that Iceland was invaded by the British in order to keep the neutral country out of the hands of the Germans?

Nowadays, not much is left from the British installation in Hvitanes – just some twister remains of the decaying pier, and the ruins of a few concrete buildings. Some of those buildings were covered in graffiti, which gave me an occasion to herd with street art in the middle of Iceland’s stunning nature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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