HvÝtserkur Cliff

HvÝtserkur Cliff

 
HvÝtserkur is a curious gigantic upright rock slab, 15 m high and white with bird droppings. It rises up from the sea in H˙naflˇi Bay in north-west Iceland. HvÝtserkur roughly translates into "white shirt" and the name comes from being covered in bird droppings. It is said that HvÝtserkur was a monster with intentions to demolish a church nearby but before it could execute it┤s plan the sun rose above the horizon and the monster turned into stone.