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Virkisfell

Virkisfell Country: Iceland
Longitude: W16° 37' 10.7"
Latitude: N64° 44' 46.28"
Taken: 5 years ago.
At the North side of Vatnajökull, Europe's biggest Glacier by volume. Despite being the middle of summer the temperature on the day this image was taken was below 0c. Looking East you can see fresh snow on the mountain. This image was taken from the summit of Virkisfell from an Elevation of 1019 metres above sea level. Looking down to the West you can see Kverkfjöll where there is a mountain h...


On the road to Askja

On the road to Askja Country: Iceland
Longitude: W16° 27' 24.75"
Latitude: N64° 50' 32.93"
Taken: 5 years ago.
Photographer's Notes: Just to the North of Vatnajökull, the biggest Glacier in Europe by volume. I had taken the F88 road down to here from the North, having left the main highway around 10pm the previous night. I had to ride my motorbike over quite a few deep rivers to get it to here. One river was probably around 60cm deep and probably at about the limit of what my motorbike could handle. I wa...


Askja - Stratovolcano

Askja - Stratovolcano Country: Iceland
Longitude: W16° 43' 42.63"
Latitude: N65° 2' 47.22"
Taken: 5 years ago.
Askja is a stratovolcano located in the central highlands of Iceland. A large eruption took place here in 1875. Ash landing after the eruption made life quite difficult from many Icelanders at the time. It caused many people to leave the country due to difficult in keeping livestock on the ash poisoned ground. Öskjuvatn is the largest of the two lakes seen in the image and is the 2nd deepest la...


The Mighty Dettifoss

The Mighty Dettifoss Country: Iceland
Longitude: W16° 23' 8.95"
Latitude: N65° 48' 52.76"
Taken: 5 years ago.
The mighty Dettifoss is often said to be Europe's most powerful waterfall.Photographer's Notes: I always think of 360 degree panoramic photography is a good way to let people see what an area is like without them having to actually go there. When I look at this picture now I it does not feel the same at all. There were so many other elements when I was there that the picture just can't give ...


Hverfjall

Hverfjall Country: Iceland
Longitude: W16° 51' 50.45"
Latitude: N65° 36' 11.66"
Taken: 5 years ago.
verfjall (also known as Hverfell) is a tephra cone or tuff ring volcano in northern Iceland, to the east of Mývatn. It erupted in 2500 BP in the southern part of the Krafla fissure swarm. The crater is approximately 1 km in diameter. Tephra has been carried from Hverfjall all over the Lake Myvatn area. A landslide apparently occurred in the south part of the crater during the eruption, whic...


Hverfjall

Hverfjall Country: Iceland
Longitude: W16° 52' 15.48"
Latitude: N65° 35' 59.6"
Taken: 5 years ago.
verfjall (also known as Hverfell) is a tephra cone or tuff ring volcano in northern Iceland, to the east of Mývatn. It erupted in 2500 BP in the southern part of the Krafla fissure swarm. The crater is approximately 1 km in diameter. Tephra has been carried from Hverfjall all over the Lake Myvatn area. A landslide apparently occurred in the south part of the crater during the eruption, w...


Horses Near Myvatn

Horses Near Myvatn Country: Iceland
Longitude: W16° 56' 56.98"
Latitude: N65° 34' 55.42"
Taken: 5 years ago.
Photographer's Notes: One of the panoramic pictures I really wanted to get while in Iceland was one that included some horses with a background scene that just said "Iceland". Now just to clear this up now, this photo is nothing like what I had in mind. I saw the horses as I rode passed on my Motorbike. I slowed down and did a U turn. I just thought the scene looked interesting and thought I'd tr...


Laxá River

Laxá River Country: Iceland
Longitude: W17° 7' 34.54"
Latitude: N65° 35' 13.09"
Taken: 5 years ago.
The Laxá River is the drainage for Mývatn, a shallow lake in the Northern side of Iceland. The lake is thought to have been formed during a large basaltic lava eruption around 300 BC. The river is popular in the fishing community for Atlantic Salmon and Brown Trout


Dýrafjörður

Dýrafjörður Country: Iceland
Longitude: W23° 30' 23.98"
Latitude: N65° 52' 22.51"
Taken: 5 years ago.
Photographer's Notes: Three weeks might sound like quite a bit of time to travel in Iceland, however, the time I had ticked away much faster than I thought it would have. I really wanted to visit the Western Fjords. I knew I really didn't have enough time to go there. I've never been one to admit defeat. Instead of spending the time I wanted to there I just rushed through. I wanted to hi...


Arnarfjörður

Arnarfjörður Country: Iceland
Longitude: W23° 28' 17.15"
Latitude: N65° 38' 36.56"
Taken: 5 years ago.
Arnarfjörður is a large fjord in the Westfjords region of Iceland. It is thirty kilometres long and five to ten kilometres wide. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnarfj%C3%B6r%C3%B0ur


Sea Birds At Bjargtangar

Sea Birds At Bjargtangar Country: Iceland
Longitude: W24° 31' 35.54"
Latitude: N65° 30' 0.61"
Taken: 5 years ago.
Bjargtangar is the most Westerly point of Iceland and indeed of Europe, a mere 300 km from Greenland. The sheer cliffs are in fact a continuous rock wall extending for about 14 km, from Bjargtangar in the west to Keflavik in the east. The cliffs are cut by three valleys. Listed from east they are: Lambahlioarfalur, Geldingsskorardalur and Djupidalur. To the west of Djupidalur is Heionakinn, ...


Puffins at Bjargtangar

Puffins at Bjargtangar Country: Iceland
Longitude: W24° 31' 36.59"
Latitude: N65° 30' 0.07"
Taken: 5 years ago.
Bjargtangar is the most Westerly point of Iceland and indeed of Europe, a mere 300 km from Greenland. The sheer cliffs are in fact a continuous rock wall extending for about 14 km, from Bjargtangar in the west to Keflavik in the east. The cliffs are cut by three valleys. Listed from east they are: Lambahlioarfalur, Geldingsskorardalur and Djupidalur. To the west of Djupidalur is Heionakinn, where...


Glymur

Glymur Country: Iceland
Longitude: W21° 15' 28.62"
Latitude: N64° 23' 12.19"
Taken: 5 years ago.
The Glymur waterfall is the highest casecade waterfall in Iceland. It has a drop of 196 metres


Navigation on road F35

Navigation on road F35 Country: Iceland
Longitude: W19° 28' 36.74"
Latitude: N64° 42' 39.95"
Taken: 5 years ago.
Navigation the old fashioned way along inland road 35 in Iceland. This road goes between the Langjökull and Hofsjökull glaciers.


Brúarhlöð (White River Canyon)

Brúarhlöð (White River Canyon) Country: Iceland
Longitude: W20° 13' 28.6"
Latitude: N64° 15' 34.6"
Taken: 5 years ago.
Brúarhlöð, White River Canyon when translated into English.


Lakagígar

Lakagígar Country: Iceland
Longitude: W18° 15' 48.82"
Latitude: N64° 4' 26.62"
Taken: 5 years ago.
Laki or Lakagígar (Craters of Laki) is a volcanic fissure in the south of Iceland, not far from the canyon of Eldgjá and the small village Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Lakagígar is the correct name, as Laki mountain itself did not erupt, but fissures opened up on each side of it. Lakagígar is part of a volcanic system centered on the Grímsvötn volcano and including the Þórðarhyrna volcano. I...


Skógafoss

Skógafoss Country: Iceland
Longitude: W19° 30' 43.38"
Latitude: N63° 31' 52.75"
Taken: 5 years ago.
Skogafoss is a 60 metre waterfall in the South of Iceland. It is also the starting point for the hike between the glaciers Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull, to Landmannalaugar. It is said that a settler once hid his chest of gold under the waterfall.


Inside Vik Church

Inside Vik Church Country: Iceland
Longitude: W19° 0' 10.65"
Latitude: N63° 25' 14.02"
Taken: 5 years ago.
Vik is the Southern most village in Iceland. Vik is close to the Myrdalsjokull glacier which sits on top of the Katla volcano. It is said that if Katla was to erupt, it could melt enough Ice on the glacier to cause a flash flood and wipe out all of Vik. Vik practise drills to evacuate the town to the Church, which sits on the hill above the town, this building is thought to be the only building th...


Vik Church Iceland

Vik Church Iceland Country: Iceland
Longitude: W19° 0' 12.35"
Latitude: N63° 25' 13.91"
Taken: 5 years ago.
Vik is the Southern most village in Iceland. Vik is close to the Myrdalsjokull glacier which sits on top of the Katla volcano. It is said that if Katla was to erupt, it could melt enough Ice on the glacier to cause a flash flood and wipe out all of Vik. Vik practise drills to evacuate the town to the Church, which sits on the hill above the town, this building is thought to be the only building th...