Garðar BA 64

THE ABANDONED SHIP IN ICELAND


This Icelandic ghost ship, the ‘Gardar BA 64’ is the oldest steel ship from Iceland. It was built in 1912 by a Norwegian shipyard and used for whaling in the Icelandic waters. The ship has been beached for years and is now a rusting ruin. 

The ship, originally known as the ‘Globe IV’ was a state-of-the-art whaling vessel. The hull was specially reinforced to break through the icy Southern seas. During its active lifetime it was sold around to a number of different countries before finding an Icelandic owner in 1950. It was renamed ‘Garðar’ and it was used or fishing herring.

In 1981 the ship stranded at Patreksfjörður, one of the fjords in the north-west of the country. In fact the ship it is still there today. The Icelandic ghost ship is slowly rusting away. I took these photos of ‘Garðar BA 64’ in 2008 during my Iceland roadtrip.

Garðar BA 64
Garðar BA 64
Garðar BA 64
Garðar BA 64
Garðar BA 64
Garðar BA 64

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