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 …

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 …

Landmannalaugar — Blánúkur
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Already during the ascent to the upper part of Laugarhraun, respectively to Brennisteinsalda, I noticed east of it the mountain Blánúkur. It has a completely different coloring than the other mountain ridges in Landmannalaugar. Not yellow/red, but in with a … read more or write a comment …

Landmannalaugar — Námskvísl Pano
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At the western end of the Laugarhraun lava flow, this large meadow opened up. Sheep were grazing on it and another colorful mountain range rose in the background. In front of me was the valley of Námskvísl, which runs north … 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 …

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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