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An orographic study. Two iconic mountains: Vaðalfjöll in the West and Þóristindur in the south-central Highlands of Iceland. Like so many other mountains in Iceland, these present markedly different profiles depending on the viewing direction. In the image below, can you descry the two human figures atop Vaðalfjöll?      

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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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Rhyolite colours. Innra-Hvannagil is a spectacular gorge on the way to Borgarfjörður Eystri in the Eastfjords of Iceland. Hvannagil is a compound of Hvönn (Icelandic for Angelica) and Gil (gorge).            

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Located in the northern Highlands of Iceland, the waterfall Aldeyjarfoss is fed by the glacial river Skjálfandafljót that originates at Vatnajökull, the largest icecap in Iceland (and in Europe). The judge in a waterfall beauty contest in Iceland has a tough task. There are so many of these cascading beauties competing for attention that one […]

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