This week’s topic for the weekly photo challenge by “The Daily Post” is “spare”.
I picked this image from my trip to Iceland back in 2014. At once, I felt in love with these wild and spare landscapes.
Currently, many books, maps and reports about Iceland are on my desk. I’m already planning for my return in August 2017. Thus, I’m working to assemble a round trip. I want to explore some new areas.
Take care have a great weekend!
(as usual, you can see the photo enlarged, when clicking in it)
This is my last post on Iceland in this series. Unfortunately. Just like the line “All beauty must die” by Nick Cave, everything has an end. ( – but, only the wurst has two of them).
Iceland is a fantastic country. Beautiful landscapes. Rough on the first hand, but also lovely and tender on the other hand. I hope, to return soon and see more of these fascinating landscapes.
Although, we have had a lot of rain during our trip, I felt in love with this island. Thus, I don’t look back in anger. Rain is an essential part of the island. I guess, I already mentioned it in one of my past posts. It’s because of the gulf stream, which brings warm water from the Caribbean sea to the north Atlantic ocean. In the colder area steam goes up in the air and fells down as rain. So, the island is very green and has lots of huge rivers.
Our gear often looked like being soaked in one of the rivers, when coming back from a trip. A friend of mine took the image of his camera with his mobile right after we came back from a short trip to our rental car. We were glad, our cameras are sealed against spray. I always have had a micro fiber cloth by the hand to make the lens spot free and to dry the complete camera or even use it as a rain protection. Nevertheless, our gear has had a very hard time during that trip :-(, but fortunately every single part survived 🙂
Now, as a review, I assembled a slideshow for you. It contains my favorite images from that trip. It was a very hard job, to select the essence from my photo archive. The whole series on Iceland started back in January – not counting the single images I used i.e. for Monochrome Madness the year before. You can find all the Iceland related posts by simply using the category tag ‘iceland‘.
So, now lean back and enjoy a selection of 56 fantastic images of Iceland.
Hot water is coming out of the ground. Lots of hot pools, fumaroles and a strange smell like rotten eggs.
These hot spots are part of the active volcano Krýsuvík. The thermal sources were used for producing heating energy, but the geo-thermal plant exploded a few years ago. Other geo-thermal plants are still in use and produce heating energy as well as electrical power.
I’d recommend strictly staying on the paths, when visiting this location or any other destinations in the high temperature areas.