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”