At the end of Eldgjá
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At the turning point of the Eldgjá hike. Shortly before, you walk over black tuff, which stands in stark contrast to the otherwise predominant moss up here. On the path across the tuff field, you can only guess at the … read more or write a comment …

The Fire Gorge — Eldgjá & Ófærufoss
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Eldgjá, the Fire Gorge, is an 8 km long and up to 150 m deep volcanic fissure. It erupted in the middle of the 10th century, shortly after the first colonisation of Iceland. The Eldgjá is a wonderful place to … read more or write a comment …

Iceland Highlands — at Sunshine!
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The sky had been mostly cloudy so far, but when we arrived here, the clouds broke for half an hour. The southern highlands lay before us in glorious clarity, mountain ranges stretching across the landscape, rivers and lakes in the … read more or write a comment …

Sveinstindur
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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 … read more or write a comment …

Alone in a Highland Valley
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A river winds undisturbed through the highland valley. We are alone on the road and drive over 30 km through this landscape. The F‑road is repeatedly interrupted by the course of the river, so that we are often invited to … read more or write a comment …

Through thick layers of ash
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On the way through the southern highlands, you hop from one valley to the next, so to speak. Almost always the valley floors are covered with moss, but always crossed by river courses. Since the entire Icelandic highlands were created by … read more or write a comment …

Spot on!
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The pictures in the previous blog posts showed all the rain clouds hanging over the Icelandic highlands that day. It was all the more beautiful when we passed this ridge and the sun suddenly broke through a small gap in … read more or write a comment …

Like a grey scale — in 12 steps from black to white
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This image looks like a black and white picture, but it is really developed in color. In the black desert in the Icelandic highlands there are at best a few red craters, but I didn’t have any of them in the … read more or write a comment …

7 layers of grey and a small spot of blue
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Being on the road in the Icelandic highlands in the rain doesn’t offer the wide views of the landscape, but it unfolds a fantastic depth effect, especially in deserts without any tree vegetation. This picture almost looks like a black … read more or write a comment …

Highland mood
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Rain, water and a moss-covered mountain ridge. A great and at the same time dramatic atmosphere when for a short moment the sun came out and gave me the right light on the ridge.

Red Craters
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In the foreground, three red craters rising from a black ash/lava landscape, and in the background, a mighty highland river running along in front of moss-covered mountains. This is the Icelandic highlands in its purest form. Especially when a blanket … read more or write a comment …

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 …

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