Landmannalaugar — Barmur and Suðurnámur
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I have always dreamed of Landmannalaugar. I really wanted to see the red/yellow rhyolite mountains of this landscape shining in the sunlight and was rather cautiously excited when we set off there on our fourth day in the highlands. After … read more or write a comment …

Axlarfoss in backlight
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Actually, I find waterfalls from the »normal perspective« not so interesting. But when I stood here at the edge of the gorge of Axlarfoss and aligned my camera on the waterfall and its outflow, suddenly the sun came out of … read more or write a comment …

Lava & Moss
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This is one of my most impressive moss pictures from Iceland. The whole day it was raining fine and again it was appropriate to look down more than into the gray sky. Here close to the riverbed the moss is … read more or write a comment …

Below Mýrdalsjökull
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Layers of ash, moss and in the background the ice of Mýrdalsjökull! The view into the river valley was simply breathtakingly beautiful. The black steep wall on the left, which makes various layers of ash visible and simply swallowed any … read more or write a comment …

Above the mouth of the Hólmsá river
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Arrived in the evening at the wonderful Hrífunes Guesthouse, I used the golden hour the time to let the drones rise. Below the guesthouse lies the mouth of the Hólmsá into the Kúdaflót, one of the river arms of the … read more or write a comment …

Iceland — Mælifell
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For kilometers, Mælifellsandur, a vast black plateau, stretches north of the glacier Mýrdalsjökull. At one eastern end lies the conical cone of Mælifell, completely overgrown with moss. The contrast between the black outwash plain and the green mountain cone is … read more or write a comment …

Black Sander
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If it weren’t for the light golden glitter in the free-blown area in front of the rocks, you could mistake this photo in the highlands of Iceland for a black and white image. I’ve seen these black sander areas at … read more or write a comment …

Einhyrningur — a brief moment of sunshine
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Einhyrningur — the unicorn. This striking rock stands like a gate pillar on the way from the southwest into the highlands of Iceland. While we had once again started in drizzle, the cloud cover at the Eyjafjallajökull glacier opened up … read more or write a comment …

View into the valley
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In the highlands of Iceland there are interlaced river valleys that run between the various ridges. Down to the river banks the black of the lava slopes and at the same time the moss, which can already be seen at … read more or write a comment …

Moss lines on the ridge
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On this ridge, the moss was applied in lines as if a model maker had draped it. I just wondered how such evenly arranged courses could be created in nature, but obviously the water flows down the mountainside in evenly … read more or write a comment …

Fumaroles
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Not far from the valley with rhyolite and mosses we came to a small geothermal area. In the highlands it is still possible to get closer to the fumaroles and really have a look. Only directly around the opening of the … read more or write a comment …

Rhyolite & Mosses
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The first day in the highlands of Iceland took us to a beautiful geothermal area with vast expanses of rhyolite and moss. This is Iceland! Only here you can find rhyolite and moss so close together, only here the moss … read more or write a comment …

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