National Geographic : 1928 Apr
OFF FOR A SHORT JOURNEY Every man, woman, and child of Iceland can ride. A man having a considerable distance to go generally uses three horses-one for hisbaggage and two for himself. He changes mounts every hour. Photographs byJohn A.Manley NEARLY A FOURTH OF THE INHABITANTS OF ICELAND RESIDE IN THE CAPITAL CITY OFREYKJAVIK Many of the houses of the Iceland metropolis are built of timber covered with sheet iron and gaudily painted, but the government buildings are chiefly of stone. The city's principal monument is a statue of the famous sculptor Thorvaldsen, whose father was anIcelander.