Location: In the camp in the home-mead at Thingvellir

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Kaldidular Highway 

Images are of photographs taken by Martin Stott in July 2013 during a William Morris Society expedition which retraced the route of Morris's 1871 and 1873 journeys.

25 August 1871 - Kaldidular highway

‘Whether it was accident or not I don’t know, but certainly as soon as we had passed Kaldidal going north the weather got much colder . . .’ (IJ p 165)

Thingvellir

25 August 1871 - Thingvellir

‘It was getting dusk when we got there, and we had hit the Rift rather high up, so we rode straight down toward the lake along the Rift-side, the great wall with a fantastic coping of clinker ever on our right till we saw at the end of a bight of the lake, an undulating bright green tun with a church and stead on their little mounds, and between us and them a flat green plain with Axewater winding about it most sweetly, till, straightening itself on the Rift-ward side of the stead, it ran straight for the lake widening as it went’ (IJ p 169).