Krakatindur

Volcanic wonderland.

The 858 m volcano Krakatindur in the Nýjahraun lava field is part of the Hekla volcanic complex. A true appreciation of this terrain can only be had from the air. It is characteristic of the tree-less Icelandic mountains that they can present entirely different profiles as a function of the viewing direction.

Check out the video short at the end of the photo essay.

Krakatindur and Nýjahraun, Highlands, Iceland

Krakatindur and Nýjahraun, Highlands, Iceland

Krakatindur
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Strange world
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Nýjahraun, near Krakatindur, Highlands, Iceland

Nýjahraun lava field
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Even in this desolate environment, life and colour find a way: Lambagras.

Lambagras, between Krakatindur and Sauðleysuvatn, Iceland

Lambagras
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The hypergreen Dýjamosi (Philonotis fontana) is also found in these parts. The full richness of the intense green does not come through here since it spills beyond the sRGB gamut used for web displays.

Dýjamosi, between Krakatindur and Sauðleysuvatn, Iceland

Dýjamosi
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