Crater lake. Taken from a Cessna 207 in the Veiðivötn area, central Highlands of Iceland. The glacial plain of the Tungnaá river is seen at the bottom of the frame.
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Volcanic crater. The 4000 years old scoria crater Gráakúla (“Grey Bump”) lies at the edge of the Berserkjahraun lava field on the Snæfellsnes peninsula in Iceland. Pronunciation tip: Grá is like the ‘grow’ in ‘growl.’ And so, Grá-a-kúla = grow-aa-cool-aa. Berserkjahraun takes after the Berserkers (whence the phrase “to go berserk”). You may read the […]
Volcanic crater. Rauðaskál (lit. Red Bowl) is part of the Hekla volcanic system in the south-central Highlands of Iceland. The winds were so ferocious on the top of the crater that a few gusts threatened to toss me off the ground. To obtain an usable photograph I had to be physically shielded and anchored down […]
The crater’s many moods. Hverfjall is a massive tephra ring crater formed during a volcanic eruption around 2800 years ago. It is part of the Krafla Volcanic System near Mývatn in north Iceland. The crater is 1.3 Kms in diameter and 140 metres deep. As these images suggest, the Icelandic landscape is given to rapid […]