Rhyolite valleys
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A landscape full of rhyolite valleys and a small river winding through the middle. Isn’t it great what views a drone can capture? I’ve enjoyed this many times in the lonely areas of the Icelandic Highlands. Again and again you … read more or write a comment …

Fumaroles, Moss & Rhyolite
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I had been to this geothermal area once before in 2021, but in completely different conditions. At that time it had rained for days and even on that day the clouds were still so low that nothing could be seen … read more or write a comment …

Háifoss (II)
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In 2021 I had already been to Háifoss and Granni, its nearby waterfall. At that time, however, we looked down on the waterfall from the upper reaches or into its lower reaches and the spray from the waterfall. This time … read more or write a comment …

Hourseshoe bend at Innri-Ásgarðsá
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Kerlingarfjöll also has its river with a horseshoe-shaped valley meander. This is the Innri-Ásgarðsá River, which flows from the Hveradalir valley down to the highland plain. It passes also Highland Base Kerlingarfjöll, which was also our base camp for a … read more or write a comment …

View across the valley Hveradalir into the highlands
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This is a rarely seen sight in Kerlingarfjöll. When you come from the car park, you look in all directions only at the mountains, Snækollur, Langafönn in the south and, for example, Mænir in the north. This view, on the … read more or write a comment …

Kerlingarfjöll with sunspots
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Hiking into the rhyolite mountains of Kerlingarfjöll under cloudy skies and then seeing the cloud cover partially break open makes a photographer’s heart beat faster. That’s what happened to me on the second day in Kerlingarfjöll. It had rained during … read more or write a comment …

Fumaroles on one side of the valley
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One side of the valley in Kerlingarfjöll towards the south is characterised by a completely different rock and is visually completely set off from the smooth and rounded rhyolite ridges. There are also some fumaroles there and especially an acoustically … read more or write a comment …

Hiking at Kerlingarfjöll
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The rhyolite landscape at Kerlingarfjöll is a great hiking area and with its valleys full of fumaroles a great spot for landscape photography. On our first afternoon there in the highlands, we drove from the campsite further up into the … read more or write a comment …

Kerlingarfjöll — geothermal zone in the heart of Iceland
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The geothermal site in the mountains of Kerlingarfjöll has been on my wish list for a visit for a long time. I really wanted to hike the landscape there. It is special, after all, that you first descend from the … read more or write a comment …

Back from Iceland — Aurora Borealis over Brúarfoss
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What a farewell from three weeks in Iceland! In the evening, before we had to leave for the airport, there was a great chance of seeing auroras. The first night of the new aurora season in Iceland. Moreover, clear skies … read more or write a comment …

Wetted spider’s web
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A morning in the flowering heath landscape in September. As there was fog that morning, the many spider webs in the heather bushes were wet with dew as we walked into Fischbeker Heide. Everywhere you could see the white webs … read more or write a comment …

Birch Porling
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Rarely have I seen a tree fungus such as this birch porling so beautifully presented. Right on the top edge of a broken birch, beautifully brought into the light by the morning sunlight, while the ground behind the birch stump … read more or write a comment …

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