The unpronouncable one, silently looming in the background. Always in the shadow of its bigger sisters and brothers. Nobody knew its name, or could even pronounce it, except Icelanders. Until that day in April 2010, when it literally erupted into world fame, and stopped the whole of Europe in their tracks.
Eyjafjallajökull rules them all 😉
NaturePic Challenge – Mountains & Volcanoes # 7: Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland
Epic midnight sunset on Eyjafjallajökull.
Magni crater and Fimmvörðuháls lava flow, still steaming at their edges, four years after the eruption.
You do need some bits & pieces of rope in places to get down the mountain on the Þórsmörk side,… 😉
The unpronouncable glacier mountain
On my first short visit to Iceland I rented a car for 2 days and went on a spontaneous road trip along the south coast to Vík. And got lost in some of the most overwhelmingly beautiful landscapes I’ve ever seen. It was beyond anything I could have imagined or expected beforehand, full of steaming fields and surreal rugged mountains with countless waterfalls tumbling from their hallucinating green edges. It was probably the sight of the incredible craggyness of that obscure mountain that did it. I saw a brilliant sunset on its shimmering glacier looming in the distance, and I was well & truly blown away.
(c) Nancy Claus – Wilderness Coffee & Natural High
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