Einhyrningur & Eyjafjallajökull Glacier
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The unicorn rock, »Einhyrningur« in Icelandic. Two years earlier, I had already photographed it in completely different weather, and the sun had only come out for a brief moment. This year was completely different. It was a cloudless day in … read more or write a comment …

Varmá River and the western Laki Crater
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The ford of the Varmá River is very special because you first have to drive through a narrow, partly flooded channel in the volcanic rock before you cross the actual river. The river is crossed near the western end of … read more or write a comment …

Tjarnagígur
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From Laki, you can continue along the F‑road to the west and drive along the crater row of Lakagígar. About halfway along the route, you will pass another parking lot with a ranger station. This is a great place to … read more or write a comment …

Mount Laki in Fog
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As we were traveling with a tent, we were able to spend the night at the edge of Vatnajökull National Park or Lakagígar at the Blágil ranger station. Here too, the ranger station was no longer staffed, but there was … read more or write a comment …

Lakagígar
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For years, I have been fascinated by the landscape around Mount Laki and the eerie story of the eruption of the series of craters to the west and east of Mount Laki in 1783 and 1784. I have summarized the … read more or write a comment …

On the way to Laki
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On the way to Lakagígar, the Laki craters, you have to cross several rivers. The riverbed of the Geirlandsá is particularly beautiful to cross in its wide gravel bed. Immediately after the crossing, you can turn south and take a … read more or write a comment …

Rauðibotn & Hólmsárlón
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Rauðibotn & Hólmsárlón from above. It shows so beautifully how this particular crater is embedded in the landscape of the Icelandic highlands. I wonder why the crater is called »red ground«. It is only green because of the moss, underneath … read more or write a comment …

Rauðibotn crater from a drone perspective
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Rauðibotn crater as a drone shot. This was the only way I could capture the colorful splendor of the red crater rim together with the moss-green ground. I had the sun behind the drone and a correspondingly bright red on … read more or write a comment …

Hólmsárlón
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If you leave the ascent to the crater rim of Rauðibotn to the right and take the path to the left, you will come to Lake Hólmsárlón. The Hólmsá flows out of the lake in a small cascade. The turquoise … read more or write a comment …

Rauðibotn — the red crater with the green ground
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This beautiful crater near the Hólmsá ford on the F210 can be reached on a short hike. However, you have to climb quite steeply to get this view of the crater, the upper stream of Hólmsá and the Mýrdalsjökull glacier … read more or write a comment …

Black and green Highlands (Pano)
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The view of the mossy river valley from the ground perspective in contrast to the previous drone perspective. I really wanted to have the erosion gullies on the sides of the black desert in the picture and thus give the … read more or write a comment …

Black and green Highlands
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I had already seen lava and moss two years earlier. Since then I wanted to go here with the drone to get an overview of the mossy river course. The mountains here are the only green area in the landscape … read more or write a comment …

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