Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Iceland - Day 2

Lava fields... lupin fields... waterfalls... glaciers... black sand beaches... a hallucinating landscape with a distinct end of the world feeling...


The entrance to Raufarholshellir Noas lava tube... a mouth of the Earth... 


A wild lupin field, blue and fragrant, just below Eyjafjallajökull, the volcano that stopped all air traffic to and from Europe a few years ago...


Skógafoss waterfall...


The sun at 11 pm... with Myrdalsjökull in the far background... the Katla volcano inside the glacier erupts on average every 40-60 years... last time in 1918...


Reynisfjara beach... black basaltic sand and the wild cold waves of the Atlantic...

4 comments:

the walking man said...

Good eye and great reporting. No swimmers on the beach? (evil grin)

Charles Gramlich said...

Beautiful!

Naquillity said...

so awesome. you seem to be having a great time and it's just day 2. love all your images. the area is beautiful. hope you time continues to be blessed. have a great night~

Vesper said...

Mark, swimming was quite tempting... ;-) Icy cold water and strong currents... Actually, there are many warning signs; rogue waves could just sweep you off that beach...

Charles, glad you liked! Thank you!

Thank you, Naquillity! It's a beautiful place... alien in so many ways... I hope you have a great night too.