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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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