National Geographic : 1945 Nov
© National Geographic Society Koaacnrome byLutner M. lUnovan With Bright Paints, Reykjavik Relieves the Lack of Trees. This Is the West Side, Old-time Home ofFishing Families Many homes are of wood over corrugated iron. Crosses mark the Catholic hospital. A sea wall (right) leads to a shipyard. Reykjavik isconvenient tothe fishing banks. Per capita, Iceland is the leading fishing country. Its catch (a billion pounds in 1944) helped feed wartime Britain. Mount Esja inbackground (Plate IV).