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Another pano of my July 08 trek in Iceland. In the north part of the Lakigigar this time. The Laki volcanic fissure can be easely identified, everywhere else it is only lava.
This place is not as photogenic as I hoped because of the green moss covering everything, so it lacks of contrast. But the place is still amazing.

A little bit of hisory now : The Laki fissure erupted 2 times, each time was one of the largest eruption of historical times. The last one, in 1783 lead the country to a famine that killed 25% of Iceland's population. The dramatic changes in the European weather created more poverty, especially in France, and some say that this eruption was one of the major causes of the French revolution of 1789 !

Clic on the picture to open the large version. And then, if you have good eyes, you should be able to find our (green) tents right in the middle of the picture.

Regards,
Nicolas

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