Tag Archives: Hverfjall

The solitary Rowan. A lone Rowan stands refulgent on a carpet of colour in the Mývatn area of north Iceland. It is as if someone played Holi here. This is the first in a new series devoted to the colours of the very brief Icelandic Fall.    

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Celestial dramas. The total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, will be visible in the USA with the footprint of totality ranging across several states. A room at a basic motel in Casper, Wyoming, has just become available for $2500 (parking is free). Make Eclipses Great Again! My one, and thus far only, experience of […]

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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 […]

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