The Mt. Esja, also known as Esjan, belongs to the Móskarðshnúkar mountain range. It is situated about 10 km in the north of Iceland's capital city Reykjavík and was built up at the end of the Pleistocene with the beginning of the Ice Age. The highest point is Hábunga at 914 m.
Iceland 1947, The Esja massif seen from Reykjavik's old city center.
Douglas DC-4 Skymaster over Reykjavik.
Iceland 1949, the old city of Reykjavik in the foreground.
The Esja massif in the background.
Iceland 1957, Bessastaðir and the Esja massif in the background.
Bessastaðir is the official residence of the President of Iceland and is situated on Álftanes peninsula, not far from the capital city, Reykjavík.
celand 1995, MS Laxfoss in front of the Esja massif.
Iceland 1997, Esja massif in the background.
Centenary of the Reykjavík Theatre Company.
The actress Stefania Gudmundsdottir (1876-1926) in the foreground.
Iceland 2001, The Esja massif seen from Reykjavík.
Iceland 2008, Viðey island and Esja massif in the background.
The Imagine Peace Tower is a work of art conceived by Yoko Ono in memory of John Lennon. The artwork was dedicated on October 9th 2007, which is Lennon’s birthday. The Peace Tower symbolizes Lennon’s and Ono’s struggle for world peace which began in the sixties. It is composed of a tall and strong tower of light that will appear every year and be visible from October 9th until December 8th, the day of Lennon’s death.
Iceland 2009, AVRO 504 K over Engey island and Esja massif in the background.
Stamp from the booklet, issued left and right imperforated.