Icelandic Journals

Friday, August 11th, In the same place

Stykkishokm (Stykkisholmur)

‘A two hours’ ride hence over the same kind of country by a road winding among the little creeks of the peninsula brought us to the edge of the sea where is a trading-station, called Stykkisholm, from a little islet of pillared basalt that standing in the mouth of the bight here makes a little harbour. There are so many houses here that to our unaccustomed eyes it looks quite a town: they are mostly neat wooden ones with trim closes and gardens about them . . .’ (IJ p 120).