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Brúarfoss waterfall is on of the best waterfall locations in Iceland. It offers many different angles, overview from the bridge or textured details with a longer lens. Going close with a wide angle, like in this shot, you need to wear waterproof boots or be willing to get your feet wet. This area is very fragile, […]

March is a good month for Northen Lights chasing in Iceland. This images was shot on March 15th 2012 at Þingvellir National Park. The rift Flosagjá is filled with cristal clear water from the Lake. In northern latitudes, the effect is known as the aurora borealis (or the northern lights), named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for the north […]

  Dyrhólaey Beach, south coast of Iceland. It was perhaps not the best thing for my equipment, for me to venture into the ashfall from Volcano Eyjafjallajökull, but the mood and the dimmed daylight was just out of this world. This image is shot 8th of May 2010 and I was directly under the ash-cloud […]

Laugarvatn is a lake and the name of a small town in the South Iceland. The lake contains some geothermal springs under the water surface, making it a popular swimming spot with some warm patches along the shoreline year-round. Fontana are new thermal baths (opened summer 2011) built on this tradition. This beautiful pink rainbow appeared […]

This image from Hellisheiði, just some 30km east of Reykjavik was shot on the 17th of January 2010 at 14.57 – sunset that day was at 16.25. A few kilometers north of this place lies the Hellisheiði Power Station which is the second largest geothermal power station in the world, and the largest in Iceland. […]

Þingvallavatn is a lake in south-western Iceland. With a surface of 84 km² it is the largest natural lake in Iceland. Its greatest depth is at 114 m. At the northern shore of the lake, at Þingvellir (after which the lake is named), the Alþingi, the national parliament, was founded in the year 930. The […]

Sólheimajökull Glacier is an outlet glacier from the south-western part of the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap. It is about 8 km long and 1-2 km wide.  River Jökulsá discharges it, and is sometimes called “The Stinking River” because of its emission of sulphuric acid from sub-glacial high temperature areas. Icelandic Mountain Guides offer guided glacier hikes up the glacier tounge […]

Grændalur or “The Green Valley” lies just north of the town of Hveragerði in South Iceland. The area is a part of the Hengill volcanic system which extends from Hveragerði to Nesjavellir by lake Þingvallavatn. The landscape shows this clearly, here we can find numerous mud pools and hot springs and even a warm stream […]

Reynisdrangar, basalt sea stacks situated under the mountain Reynisfjall near the village Vík í Mýrdal, southern Iceland. A Legend says that the stacks originated when two trolls dragged a three-masted ship to land unsuccessfully and when daylight broke they became needles of rock.

Urriðafoss is a waterfall located in the river Þjórsá in southwest Iceland. The National Power Company Landsvirkjun is planning to build hydropower stations on the lower part of Þjórsár river, at Urriðafoss and Núpur. The proposed Urriðafoss Power Plant is expected to have a capacity of approximately 125 MW and a power-generating capacity of 930 […]