Iceland in Winter – 4. The South-East

The moon over the Vatnajökull lagoon. Nikon D750 (80-400.0 mm ƒ/4.5-5.6) 1/8" ƒ/5 ISO 800, Some Photoshop retouching

The moon over the Vatnajökull lagoon. Nikon D750 (80-400.0 mm ƒ/4.5-5.6) 1/8″ ƒ/5 ISO 800, Some Photoshop retouching

Road N1. “Ring Road” that takes from Vik to Höfn, crosses a land that has been “created” by subsequent eruptions and consequently by the floods that have followed those events. It results in a vast white desert that fills in between the rocks of the Hjörleifshöfði and the Hvannadalshnúkur and, from there, passing close to the Jökulsárlón lagoon (see the “Ice” post), to the Vestrahorn. Continue reading

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Tour of Iceland 5 – Highlands Gravel Roads

Landmannalaugar on Road F225

River crossing entering Landmmannaulaugar. Nikon D750, 220 mm (80-400.0 mm ƒ/4.5-5.6) 1/1250 sec ƒ/8 ISO 800

River crossing entering Landmmannaulaugar. Nikon D750, 220 mm (80-400.0 mm ƒ/4.5-5.6) 1/1250 sec ƒ/8 ISO 800

The trip to Landmannalaugar, a famous destination for its hiking trails, is of moderate difficulty, with just a few river crossings that should be no problem for a 4WD. It runs Norh-East on road 26, just off the Ring Road 1, to road F225 and then a full East, for extimated three hours on each way. Continue reading