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Twilight blue. Bláfjall (“Blue Mountain”) forms a triad of massive table mountains together with Sellandafjall and Búrfell in the Mývatn area of northern Iceland. This haunting scene from across from the lava field capped a day of fast changing weather that brought the season’s first dusting of snow. The photo was taken handheld in fading […]

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Batman mountain. At 454 m high, Vesturhorn (also spelled Vestrahorn) is a gabbro with steep cliffs (see Living Earth – Outline of the Geology of Iceland by Ari Trausti Guðmundsson, published by Forlagið, Reykjavík, 2013). It is often called “Batman Mountain” (see second image below). The sunset at Stokksnes last week was memorable. This headland […]

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The highest freestanding cliff face in Iceland. The word Lómagnúpur is a compound of lómur (red-throated diver) and gnúpur (cliff). It is among the most remarkable sights in south Iceland. Mt Lómagnúpur (767 m) features the highest cliff face in Iceland, with a vertical rise of more than 600 m. It forms the southern end […]

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