Háalda – pronounced how-aaldaa, lit. ‘high wave’ – is a large glacial ridge (wave) formed during the 1727 eruption of the volcano Öræfajökull, itself a sub-glacier of Vatnajökull. In geological parlance, this is known as a dead-ice terrain.
In the second image, the glacial tongue Kotárjökull is seen extending downward.
These two truly convey a sense of foreboding. Nicely done.
Thank you, Bob.
Great photo Rajan. Not just mysterious, looks scary too. The photo has captured the awesome (both the original and the new generation meaning) beauty of Icelandic nature.
Very true. The entire arc of the Ring Road looking towards the glacier at Öræfajökull is forbidding, a geological minefield.