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Rampart of the Giantess. The Grjótgarðsháls ridge in the northern Highlands of Iceland holds one of the most startling sights anywhere: a wall of large boulders over 300 m in length and 5 m high set in a sweeping moraine dotted with glacial erratics. The geological explanation for this wondrous landscape lays it at the […]

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122 metres high. Háifoss – pronounced how-ee-foss – in the Highlands of Iceland, seen on a classic wintry morning. We were lucky to have just the right amount of snow to add to the atmospheric conditions. For relatively narrow falls such as this one, retaining the natural flow of water is preferable to the ‘cotton […]

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At the glacier’s edge. Jökulheimar lies on the western boundary of the mighty Vatnajökull glacier. Its glacial tongue Tungnaárjökull is the source of Tungnaá, one of Iceland‘s iconic rivers. Getting to Jökulheimar entails a long drive traversing a black volcanic desert in the south-central Highlands. We set out on a day of extreme weather – […]

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