Photographer's Note

Can you see the line of hikers in this photo? Actually, there are two lines. Look at the top of the mountain, just right of center, and you'll see another tiny line of tiny hikers. They give just a hint of the perspective of this landscape, what it is like to hike in the surreal surroundings that make up Iceland.

This shot was taken at Landmannalaugar, the heart of hiking territory in Iceland. It's not easy to get to base camp – the roads, such as they are, are quite primitive and rough, but it is worth it for the views of unusual geological elements – like the multicolored rhyolite mountains and expansive lava fields – are stunning and unlike anywhere else in the world.

The surrounding mountains are a fantasy spectrum of pinks, browns, greens, yellows, blues, purples, blacks, and whites. Two of the most popular mountains among hikers are Bláhnjúkur (meaning "blue peak") and Brennisteinsalda (meaning "sulphur wave")

(unfortunatley, i have no idea what "state' in Iceland this is located in, please let me know if i've guessed wrong, so i can correct the TE information. GPS: N63°59,600 W19°03,660

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