Heat
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The last day on Iceland. Once again the opportunity to climb up to the active volcano Fagradalsfjall and finally also a weather forecast that largely promised a dry day. After it was clear from the previous day that most of … read more or write a comment …

Fagradalsfjall volcano on Iceland II
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At the beginning of my Iceland vacation, the Fagradalsfjall volcano had been active for more than 5 months and after I had experienced it active on Aug. 31, 2021, it had initially gone dormant for the two weeks I was … read more or write a comment …

Háifoss & Granni
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Háifoss is one of the great Icelandic waterfalls and plunges with its neighbor the Granni over 100 meters into the depth. Here in the backlight, you can see only the spray of the Granni, which keeps moving into the valley … read more or write a comment …

Ljótipollur
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We visited the explosion crater of Ljótipollur on our way out of the Icelandic highlands. Fascinating is the color contrast between the red crater walls and the old volcanic vent, which is covered with moss in a corner of the … read more or write a comment …

Black Desert
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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 … read more or write a comment …

Crossing Track
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Beautiful how the outflow from the lake winds through the barren landscape. The sun came somewhere a little through the cloud cover and let the water of the river glisten. In the background just black hill ranges and above them … read more or write a comment …

Grasses
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It is always amazing how individual plants can survive in the black deserts of the Icelandic highlands. There are no trees here, the more moss and isolated small tufts of grass, as here in a slope.

Salt liquorice and cotton candy?
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This day was supposed to be completely in the rain, but exciting motifs were still there. So this ridge, whose summit region was covered in moss and had jet-black scree slopes. Small pebbles were everywhere on the slope, so it … read more or write a comment …

The Photographer
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This picture shows far away my photo friend Kåre Johansen, who was with me in our group in the highlands on Iceland. After the sunny day and the visit to Landmannalaugar we had again the typical rainy weather of the … read more or write a comment …

Landmannalaugar — Blánúkur
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Already during the ascent to the upper part of Laugarhraun, respectively to Brennisteinsalda, I noticed east of it the mountain Blánúkur. It has a completely different coloring than the other mountain ridges in Landmannalaugar. Not yellow/red, but in with a … read more or write a comment …

Fumaroles at Laugarhraun
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In the upper part of Laugarhraun, on the slope of Brennisteinsalda volcano, there is a small geothermal area. Already from below I saw the steam plumes of the fumaroles in the backlight. But on top I liked the view into … read more or write a comment …

Landmannalaugar — Námskvísl Pano
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At the western end of the Laugarhraun lava flow, this large meadow opened up. Sheep were grazing on it and another colorful mountain range rose in the background. In front of me was the valley of Námskvísl, which runs north … read more or write a comment …

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