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Selfoss waterfall (11 metres (36 ft) high) in river Jökulsá á Fjöllum in the north of Iceland. This glacial river originates as melt water from the Vatnajökull glacier. A few hundred meters downstream of the Selfoss, the Dettifoss waterfall is situated which is the most powerful waterfall in Europe. There the river falls 44 metres (144 ft) over a width […]

Northern Lights over Kálfastrandarvogur bay in Lake Mývatn. Kálfastrandavogur has unusual lava formations, both off- and onshore. These rocky outcrops are named Klasar and Kálfastrandarstrípar. Shot on a winter workshop in February 2015 with the Nikon D810 and Zeiss Distagon 21mm lens. The Ziess is an amazing lens and really shines when it comes to […]

Skagafjörður in North Iceland is know for its horse breeding. The Icelandic horse is a unique breed developed from ponies taken to Iceland by Scandinavian settlers in the 9th and 10th centuries. The Icelandic horse displays two gaits in addition to the typical walk, trot, and canter/gallop commonly displayed by other breeds. They are also […]

Hrísey is a small island off the north coast of Iceland, situated approximately 35 kilometres north of Akureyri. The island is only is about 7.5 km long by 2.5 km wide and has a population of approximately 120 people. Its connected to the mainland by a ferry service to Árskógssandur, a fifteen-minute sailing. Iceland isn’t just about landscapes […]

The Goðafoss waterfall is located in the Mývatn district of North-Central Iceland. The water of the river Skjálfandafljót falls from a height of 12 meters over a width of 30 meters. In the year 999 or 1000 the Lawspeaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði made Christianity the official religion of Iceland. After his conversion it is said that […]

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 […]

Fnjóskadalur is an agricultural valley in Northeast Iceland, approx. 10 km northeast of Akureyri. Fnjóská, a popular salmon angling river and the longest spring fed river in Iceland, runs through the valley. The river originates on Sprengisandur in the Icelandic highland plateau. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fnjóskadalur)

Ásbyrgi canyon at sunset. Ásbyrgi was most likely formed by two catastrophic glacial flooding of the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum after the last Ice Age, first 8-10,000 years ago, and then again some 3,000 years ago. The canyon’s steep sides are formed by cliffs up to 100 metres in height. Down in the canyon, visitors […]

Hólar is located in the Hjaltadalur valley in Skagafjörður, North Iceland. Hólar has a population of around 100 and is the home of the main campus of Holar University College. It’s also a site of historical buildings and archeological excavation, home to the Center for the history of the Icelandic horse, the Hólar cathedral and […]

Sunrise at Mount Námafjall, south of Námaskarð, with geothermal heat all over the east side of the mountain. Sulphur was mined here for centuries from the Hlíðarnámur mines and exported.

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 […]

Hraundrangi is a 1075 meter highest top on Mount Drangafjall in Öxnadalur valley. For many years people thought it was impossible to climb, but on August 5th 1956 two Icelanders and an American reached the summit.

From Hverarönd by Námaskarð, north of Lake Mývatn, North Iceland. This is a rich Geothermal area with Mud Pools and vents. Sulphur and other colorful minerals contribute in making a colorful scenery.