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.
Even in this desolate environment, life and colour find a way: Lambagras.
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.
This is an amazing perspective to the lava fields and the volcanic plugs that hide in the depths of the Icelandic Volcanic region. Thanks a lot for sharing.
Thank you, Bibek. The Highlands of Iceland are a geologist’s playground.
Spectacular !! looks like an alien landscape – save the footage for the next “Lord of the rings”
Yes, Sanjeev-bab. That entire area is quite Lord of the Rings-y.
Wow, so lovely, Rajan! The XS is working wonders, I see. And I can imagine that no camera view will fully justify the actual sight of these beautiful locales. Nice touch with Bruckner.
Thanks, Nachi. The XS was used only for the opening scenes of the car. Yes, the Icelandic Highlands are very special.