Sveinstindur on the banks of Langisjór. This mountain ridge rises majestically out of the black desert. On this day in late summer, its summit was covered with the first snow. It is 1,092 metres above sea level but only about 400 metres above the valley floor. I actually wanted to climb it, but with strong and especially gusty westerly winds and the snow on the summit, it was out of the question.
Neither was an overnight stay at the »campground« in the national park, which was no longer staffed by rangers at that time. We had found a modern washing and toilet house there, but we would have had to pitch the tent right in the windbreak. So it remained a short visit.