The Fimmvörðuháls ("five cairns pass") is an area approximately 150km east of Reykjavik, Iceland, and is one of the most popular destinations for hikers from all continents.
The area got famous in 2010, when the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull caused an ash cloud that blocked air traffic in large part of Northern and Western Europe. The eruption created two new craters, named after Thor's sons Magni and Móði.
One of the places covered by the hike is named "Land of the Gods": the name is very appropriate, since the majestic formations of volcanic rock really seem to come from the pages of an epic nordic saga.
The rocks are rough and have not had the time of being made smoother by the elements, and the whole landscape is an intimidating mix of stone and black ash.
I hope the pic is able to recreate a bit of the atmosphere of that otherwordly place: I have only added a bit of temperature, clarity and contrast.
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HimalAnda (9824) 2013-08-27 23:11
This is a kind of wild landscape that I like to see. Despite a grey light due to the cloudy weather, there is a lot of colors: the green, the white and the dark tones are very nice.
dta (67366) 2013-08-28 0:07
Ciao Alberto ,
Wow ! What a wonderful landscape ! We often see pictures of Island on Te , and I enjoy to see them . This place is one of the most fascinating . With the superb light and the cloudy sky , the effect is splendid .
cargus (8461) 2013-08-28 0:07
Colour, light and contrast excellent, good together in a successful picture.
marabu61 (8593) 2013-08-28 7:42
Ah Iceland, one of the places very high on my personal bucket list.
Breathtaking view over this wild and bare landscape here. The little stream provides a good line to follow in to the picture and the light is sublime. Love that ladden grey sky too.
have a great day
macjake (57074) 2014-01-02 0:51
ah...Iceland! what a prividge it was to see it first hand! I was here in 2013, and want to go back again in 2014.
So this is a place where you can go hiking? are there marked trails? probably not right?
love the overall landscape and the views.
its breath taking!
chawax (19476) 2014-02-07 0:22
A great view of typical landscapes of this area of Iceland, black mountains covered with green moss. You were not very lucky with the light but the cloudy sky makes a dramatic atmosphere that fits very well with this wild and rough landscape.
Have a nice day,
- Copyright: Alberto Revelli (icesurfer) (550)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-22
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 17-40mm f/4 L USM, Hoya 77mm Pro1 Digital UV
- Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Les plus beaux paysages du monde ... suite . [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-27 13:28