Have you ever been somewhere that kind of gave you the creeps, but you don’t know why? I have.
This is a town somewhere in east Iceland – it can’t be too far away from Egilsstaðir. I wish I’d taken note of where it was. We stopped there not for any particular reason other than to break up the journey, stretch legs, etc.
I took a picture at one point, not because there was anything interesting going on, but just to remind of this place. I can’t put my finger on what it was, but I had a funny feeling the whole time we were there. Like a hairs standing up on back of neck feeling, uneasy for no good reason. There were no people around, which probably added to it.
If I was a good enough writer to write a scary book, this is where I would set it. If you know where this place is, can you please tell me so I can go back and see if I feel like that again?
Have you ever visited somewhere like this where you got a strange feeling for no reason?
UPDATE: Since publishing this, I’ve since found out that the town of Stöðvarfjörður (thank you Ethna) has halved in population in the last 10 years – there are now just over 100 people living here. Sadly, people can’t afford to live in remote locations with no jobs any more. Mupimup is a design company who are now working from there and creating jobs. This little town has always stayed in my head somehow and I am really happy to know more about it now.