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The Landmannalaugar area is a popular tourist destination and hiking hub in Iceland‘s highlands. The area displays a number of unusual geological elements, like the multicolored rhyolite mountains and expansive lava fields, not far from the service center. The many mountains in the surrounding area display a wide spectrum of colors including pink, brown, green, yellow, blue, purple, black, […]
Aldeyjarfoss waterfall is situated in the north of Iceland at the northern part of the Sprengisandur Highland Road which means it is to be found within the Highlands of Iceland. One of the most interesting features of the waterfall is the contrast between the black basalt columns and the white waters of the fall. The […]
Syðra Fjallabak or route F210 is a beautiful mountain road which offers countless opportunities for landscape photography. Travel this road in the amazing summer night and you are hooked. You just want to keep coming to the interior again and again. Here we are looking Southeast towards Lake Álftavatn, the Ridge Brattháls, Mount Stórasúla and Mýrdalsjökull […]
Hiking in Kerlingarfjöll (1,477 m (4,846 ft)) mountain range in Iceland, situated in the Highlands of Iceland near the Kjölur highland road. The volcanic origin of these mountains is evidenced by the numerous hot springs and rivulets in the area. The earth is shimmering red because of the volcanic rhyolite stone the mountains are composed […]
Mudpools at Þeistareykir, North Iceland. Sadly this area is being developed for harnessing energy for a geothermal power station. The first phase of the development involves the construction of a 45 MW station. The further expansion of the station is under consideration as the National Energy Authority has issued a power production licence for a 100 […]
Kringla is a beautiful area on route Dómadalsleið, in Fjallabak Nature Reserve. It lies about 590m above sea level and is surpricingly grassy. The mountains around reach above 1000m.
A rainbow by Lifrarfjöll mountains, at Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the interior of Iceland. This images is shot close by the Landmannahellir cave. At Landmannahellir there is a nice camping site and a site for house vans, camping wagons. There are possibilities to go trout angling in the neighbouring lakes.
Fögrufjöll means Beautiful Mountains. This mountain ridge is on the east side of Lake Langisjór (The Long Sea) in the Highlands of Iceland. The lake is around 20 km in length and up to 2 km wide, with a total surface area of about 26 km² and a depth of 75m at its deepest point. […]
Daybreak at Laugavegur highland route Fjallabak, Interior of Iceland. The Laugavegur is a famous trekking route in the Interior of Iceland from the hot springs area of Landmannalaugar to the glacial valley of Þórsmörk. It is noted for the wide variety of landscapes that are experienced in just 55 km. The route is typically completed […]
The Sprengisandur highland road is with its 200 km the longest of the Icelandic highland roads. It begins near the volcano Hekla in the south, where another track is going to Landmannalaugar.
Green moss on Laugahraun lava in Landmannalaugar. Circular pattern called ‘Witchcircles’ (icelandic: Nornahringir) from a fungus that grows under the moss and kills parts of it in this circular pattern.
Langjökull (Icelandic for “long glacier”) is the second largest ice cap in Iceland (953 km2), after Vatnajökull. It is situated in the west of the Icelandic interior or Highlands of Iceland. This Red Polar Bear was made for the 350.org project by artist Bjargey Ólafsdóttir on the 26th of November 2010.