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Iceland

Fascinating landscapes full of steaming fields, surreal rugged mountains, countless waterfalls and glaciers with volcanoes underneath.

First impressions of Iceland.

Fimmvörðuháls – The fiery pass across Eyjafjallajökull

Fimmvörðuháls – The fiery pass across Eyjafjallajökull

The Fimmvörðuháls walking track between Skógar and Thórsmörk, the easy way and the hard way. Hike the fiery pass across Eyjafjallajökull into the fabled valley of Thórsmörk, full of big mountains, glaciers with volcanoes underneath, huge river valleys and gorges. And: how not to get lost on Útigönguhöfði mountain.

Dalalæða – Spectacular waterfalls of fog

Dalalæða – Spectacular waterfalls of fog

The Icelandic dalalæða, the elusive natural phenomenon of fog waterfalls. I was incredibly lucky to experience this, being at the right place at the right moment when it accidently happened. I stood right in the middle of it, and saw spectacular waterfalls of fog flowing over the rocks and mountains all around me. I’ve never seen anything like it. It was absolutely magical.

Reykjanes – Hidden treasures beyond the barren landscape

Reykjanes – Hidden treasures beyond the barren landscape

Reykjanes peninsula is the first impression of Iceland when you arrive. It may look desolate on first sight, but there are a lot of hidden treasures in its rugged interior. A myriad of steaming vents, bubbling mudpools, colourful rocks & mountains, tranquil lakes, faulty fissures and lava flows covered in thick fluffy moss. It’s a volcanic playground well worth exploring.

Blown away big time – The overwhelming beauty of Iceland

Blown away big time – The overwhelming beauty of Iceland

I didn’t know what to expect of Iceland on my first visit. It was a short trip to see a concert of Sigur Rós. Little did I expect to be blown away in more ways than one. I got lost in some of the most beautiful landscapes I’ve ever seen, full of steaming fields and craggy mountains with countless waterfalls tumbling from their hallucinating green edges. It would trigger many more trips to come.

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