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The 669 meter high table volcano Búrfell (Þjórsárdal) is situated along the western boundary of the Þjórsárdalur (Thjorsardalur) valley in the north of the Hekla volcano.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Búrfell (Þjórsárdal) volcano stamp 1971

Iceland 1971, the painting "Flight".
Painting of Ásgrímur Jónsson (1876 – 1958).

 The painting is not a picture of a particular place, but does refer to a folktale.

In the register of the National Gallery of Iceland, on the artwork gift of Ásgrímur Jónsson to the National Gallery, this painting "Flight" is classified in the group of "Folklore", not in Asgrimur Jónsson "Landscape" paintings.“ 

The mountain in the picture of the painting "Flight" looks like Mt. Búrfell in Thjorsardalur. The waterfall looks in a number of ways like the Tröllkonuhlaup waterfall (64°04'00" N 19°47'00"W). 

Presumably Asgrimur Jónsson took the Tröllkonuhlaup - waterfall and Mt. Búrfell into consideration when painting his picture as he knew this area very well. 

 

Iceland Thjofafoss waterfall stamp

Iceland 2016, Mt. Búrfell & Þjófafoss (Thjofafoss) waterfall.
The stamp was issued in the series "Tourist stamps V".

 

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