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It’s quite a ride to get to Askja. 3 hours by car (real SUV with significant clearance required) and 40 min. walk through the caldera: Here and there a bit of snow and where it’s gone the ground is warm – so you know that you are on a vulcano. Once you reach the Viti crater what you see is breathtaking.Continue reading “Askja Vulcano – 2 Lakes in a Caldera”
Sure, one has to see them: The Puffins. And not just the plush versions one can buy in any gift shop in Iceland. The real ones. While from August to April they live on the sea, during breeding season they visit the cliffs of the nothern Atlantic Ocean as well as the Arctic Ocean.Continue reading “Puffins – funny Inhabitants of the Látrabjarg Cliff … and other Birds”
Iceland is full of waterfalls. Here is my top 20. Let’s go clockwise around the country, starting in the north with the Aldeyjarfoss which is located about 40 km from the ring-road no. 1 towards the highlands.
“Around midmorn on whitsun, June 8th of 1783, in clear and calm weather, a black haze of sand appeard to the north of the mountains nearest the farms of the Siða area. The cloud was so extensive that in a short time it had spread over the entire Siða area (…), and so thick that it caused darkness indoors and coated the earth so that tracks could be seen.”*Continue reading “Laki – The brutal Force of Nature”
Iceland’s southern highlands preserve a gem: the area around Landmannalaugar, the largest rhyolite area in Iceland. Surreal, unique and incredibly beautiful.Continue reading “Nature as Painter – Landmannalaugar’s colorful Mountains”
Regular visitors of my website know about my interest for Iceland. Today I’m sharing a few “shots from above” that perfectly fit the theme of my website: structures and shapes!Continue reading “Iceland from above”
Rarely there are no clounds at all at the Glacier Lagoon in Iceland. Below is a full 180 degree panoramic view composed of 5 landscpae shots showing on the very left the barrier of the lagoon towards the ocean, then the highest mountain in Iceland called Hvannadalshnúkur (2’110 m or 6’920 ft).Continue reading “Jökulsarlon Glacier Lagoon in Winter”
I have been a couple of times at the Diamond Beach in the south of Iceland. Every time the light, the weather and the scenery is different. The shot above was taken on a cloudy day with the sun peaking through a hole in the clouds allowing for a pretty mystic shot.Continue reading “Diamond Beach”
Now that my website is live for almost 3 years, 46 Posts published and around 300 photos shared I thought it’s time for a layout refresh. Aside form a more modern look, the new theme offers a few new features: The “Portfolio” button gets you right to the Portfolio overview and the side bars (for desktop and iPad) offer direct links to certain posts and topics. What I also like is that by scrolling down the Post page older posts will load without having to klick anywhere.Continue reading “New Website Layout 2019”
Peaceful reflects best the atmosphere on this clear January morning at the Vatnajökull Glacier Lagoon in Iceland when the sunrise turned the peak of Hvannadalshnúkur – the highst mountain in Iceland (2’110 m) – into pink!
It is a really special place there in the southeast of Iceland. The Vestrahorn a 8-11 million years old mountain rises up good 450 meter out of the sea over a black lava sand beach. Continue reading “Vestrahorn – a mystic place in Iceland”
Caves, cracks and tunnels offer a look inside the biggest glacier in Europe – the Vatnajökull Glacier located in the southeast of Iceland. All pictures have been taken at the Breiðamerkurjökull outlet glacier, one of the tongues of Vatnajökull.Continue reading “Inside Europe’s biggest Glacier – Inside Vatnajökull”