In the presidential residence church at Bessastaðir on the Alftanes Peninsula near Reykjavik there is a glass-mosaic window, showing the incident during the voyage of St. Brendan when he and his followers witness a volcanic island emerging out of the ocean, most likely during a submarine eruption on the Reykjanes ridge. ’’Believers in God, stand firm in faith unfeigned. We are now at hell’s gates”, St. Brendan says, making the sign of a cross and praying: ’’Lord lesus Christ deliver us from this island.“ The original painting on which this glass-mosaic is patterned is by an Icelandic painter, Finnur Jónsson (b. 1892). The boat shown here is not a leather boat (‘curragh’), but a wooden hull boat, riveted together with nails. Some people believe that the Irish were also able to build that kind of wooden boats as the Vikings did.