Black highlands are abundant in Iceland, but here the peculiarity was that it was a riverless highland valley where only a few small plants can survive. Mostly only the black ash layer and some old volcanic vents were visible.
Great was the distant view in this rainy weather. Different gray mountain layers appeared in the view, above them hung gray rain clouds. One of the volcanic cones is made of red rhyolite, the only spot of color in the picture.