Tag Archives: Volcanic

Nature in monochrome. This is the inaugural post of a new series of Icelandic winter scenes that look like they could be recreated with charcoal strokes on an artists’ canvas. To abide by the spirit of that theme, the post-processing has been kept to a minimum. All posts on this theme are collected here.   […]

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Columnar basalt. A spectacular wall of basalt columns in the southern Highlands of Iceland. Vehicular access to this area is granted only once a year during the annual sheep roundup in the Fall.      

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An extraordinary evening with Her Majesty. No mountain in Iceland inspires as much awe and affection as Herðubreið (“broad shouldered”), set in the desolate expanse of the Ódáðahraun (“Lava of Evil Deeds”) lava field in the northern Highlands. The table mountain (1682 m) took shape in a subglacial eruption around 20,000 years ago. To the […]

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