Photos

Photographer's Note

Hi everyone,
I just got back from a trip to the volcanic island, Iceland.
This is from one of many hiking trips I did and it shows how colourful Iceland can be.
In the left foreground, there is steam coming up from one of the many hot springs. A truly fascinating sight to see how active the whole of the underground of Iceland is.

It's great to be back again here on TrekEarth and I'm looking forward to join the community again.

Have a nice day, evening or night.
-------------------------------------------------------

Landmannalaugar (is., meaning the hot springs of the people of (the) land) is a region near the volcano Hekla in the south of Iceland.

The region lies in the Highlands of Iceland and is said to be one of the most beautiful of Iceland because of its various volcanoes and the ensuing special colouring of the landscape. Pink and blue ashes as well as black lava is found at the volcano Bláhnjúkur. Red, brown and yellow are seen, for example, at the sides of another volcano next to it, the Brennisteinsalda. An obsidian lava field reaches from the sulfur hot springs near this mountain down to the river and the hut of the Icelandic Hiking Club. There people bathe in a naturally heated little river. Sometimes you have to watch out, not to touch the river bottom too much: It is like a bed of hot charcoals.

Landmannalaugur is one of a few places in Iceland where the lava is of a more viscous acid type, resulting in the colours so very different from the black basalt type lava seen elsewhere in the country.

A very famous hiking trail, Laugavegur, leads from here to Þórsmörk and over a mountain pass, Fimmvörðuháls down to Skógar.
(source: Wikipedia)

xkolba, Paolo, pboehringer, ls7902, king, mporta has marked this note useful

Photo Information
Viewed: 2983
Points: 32
Discussions
Additional Photos by Christian Davies (vizion) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 175 W: 120 N: 142] (729)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH