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Iceland Volcano and highlands

I think everyone is fascinated with volcanoes. How can you not be? In the past, they were considered portals to the underworld, which in a sense they are! When you realize the extreme conditions needed to melt rock and make it shoot up tens of meters in the air, you cannot imagine anything similar in any known environment.Volcanoes are uniquely beautiful. The red and orange colors of the lava are a magnet to the eye, especially when combined with the usual black volcanic earth all around. Add clouds of ash and the formations of the eruption itself, and sometimes even other elements such as water—and you have a very beautiful combination. In addition, volcanic landscapes are changing landscapes, meaning they always look different after some time. They allow more and more original imagery to be made in the same location.
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Kerlingarfjoll is a 1.477 m (4.846 ft) tall mountain range in the Icelandic highlands near the Kjolur highland road. The mountain range is a part of a volcano system.  You can see this clearly once you visit the area and encounter its many hot springs and rivulets. In addition, the area has a surreal feel to it, thanks to the bright red rhyolite mountains. Kerlingarfjoll is a 1.477 m (4.846 ft) tall mountain range in the Icelandic highlands near the Kjolur highland road. The mountain range is a part of a volcano system. You can see this clearly once you visit the area and encounter its many hot springs and rivulets. In addition, the area has a surreal feel to it, thanks to the bright red rhyolite mountains. Happy 1st anniversary of the volcanic eruption
Happy 1st anniversary of the volcanic eruption
Víkurkirkja ,the majestically positioned church of the southermost settlement in Iceland, Vík í Mýrdal.
Víkurkirkja ,the majestically positioned church of the southermost settlement in Iceland, Vík í Mýrdal.
Old Boat on Shore .Grindavik, Reykjanes Peninsula
Old Boat on Shore .Grindavik, Reykjanes Peninsula
Núpsstaður the abandoned farm .The farm buildings date back to the early 19th century, The same
family has farmed at Núpsstadur since
about 1730, the last inhabitant being
Filippus Hannesson, who lived here from
1909 to 2010.The National Museum of Iceland has now taken the abandoned farms in Núpsstadur under its protectionNúpsstaður the abandoned farm .The farm buildings date back to the early 19th century, The same
family has farmed at Núpsstadur since
about 1730, the last inhabitant being
Filippus Hannesson, who lived here from
1909 to 2010.The National Museum of Iceland has now taken the abandoned farms in Núpsstadur under its protection
Valahnjúkur cliffs on Reykjanes peninsula 146 sec
Valahnjúkur cliffs on Reykjanes peninsula 146 sec
Sky Lagoon in Reykjavík an oceanside geothermal lagoon ,as the North Atlantic Ocean stretches out
Sky Lagoon in Reykjavík an oceanside geothermal lagoon ,as the North Atlantic Ocean stretches out
Þórsmörk , a nature reserve in the highlands
Þórsmörk , a nature reserve in the highlands
Happy Halloween from Spooktacular Iceland
Happy Halloween from Spooktacular Iceland
The first of a few projects for me this year was a quick trip to Iceland to see the new volcano that was erupting there. A spectacular way to re-enter the world after 14 months of relatively limited travel. I'm normally a fan of tack sharp. But this was hot, and as a result much of this image is wavy and soft and distorted. The intense heat from the molten lava field creates a significant amount of distortion in the air. The first of a few projects for me this year was a quick trip to Iceland to see the new volcano that was erupting there. A spectacular way to "re-enter" the world after 14 months of relatively limited travel. I'm normally a fan of tack sharp. But this was hot, and as a result much of this image is wavy and soft and distorted. The intense heat from the molten lava field creates a significant amount of distortion in the air. After a very long day up at the eruption, I checked the aurora borealis forecast - which might be the most Icelandic thing ever - and saw that it was very likely that we would get some northern lights. I ended up staying three more hours to wait for darkness, and had almost given up, when the first green shimmers appeared... As it was very late I only spend a few minutes taking some photos ,before joining the last few leaving the area. But it was totally worth the wait.After a very long day up at the eruption, I checked the "aurora borealis forecast" - which might be the most Icelandic thing ever - and saw that it was very likely that we would get some northern lights. I ended up staying three more hours to wait for darkness, and had almost given up, when the first green shimmers appeared... As it was very late I only spend a few minutes taking some photos ,before joining the last few leaving the area. But it was totally worth the wait. The eruption might be over - but the memories will last forever. Seeing an active volcano was the number one thing I always want
The eruption might be over - but the memories will last forever. Seeing an active volcano was the number one thing I always want
View from the parking lot after the midnight
View from the parking lot after the midnight
Close to lava , it feels like you are in front of a hot open oven.
Close to lava , it feels like you are in front of a hot open oven.
On March 19, 2021, the volcano erupted after lying dormant for 800 years. 6 months later, the volcano on Iceland’s Reykjanes peninsula is still spewing lava and expanding its flow field. The lava flow has since cut off access to this most popular hiking trail to the eruption site.Geldingadalsgos Volcano Site Hike Reykjanes Peninsula.On March 19, 2021, the volcano erupted after lying dormant for 800 years. 5 months later, the volcano on Iceland’s Reykjanes peninsula is still spewing lava and expanding its flow field. The lava flow has since cut off access to this most popular hiking trail to the eruption siteOn March 19, 2021, the volcano erupted after lying dormant for 800 years. 6 months later, the volcano on Iceland’s Reykjanes peninsula is still spewing lava and expanding its flow field. The lava flow has since cut off access to this most popular hiking trail to the eruption site.Geldingadalsgos Volcano Site Hike Reykjanes Peninsula.On March 19, 2021, the volcano erupted after lying dormant for 800 years. 5 months later, the volcano on Iceland’s Reykjanes peninsula is still spewing lava and expanding its flow field. The lava flow has since cut off access to this most popular hiking trail to the eruption site Drone View
Drone View
The Oven
The Oven
Lava waterfall
Lava waterfall
My first day in Iceland  ,view from the drone
My first day in Iceland ,view from the drone
Gods of Fire in Norse Mythology , destruction and creation happening simultaneously
Gods of Fire in Norse Mythology , destruction and creation happening simultaneously
Greetings ! Thank you all for your views, comments and support !
Greetings ! Thank you all for your views, comments and support !
today the lava flow has  cut off access to this most popular hiking trail to the site
today the lava flow has cut off access to this most popular hiking trail to the site
The force of the nature in a nutshell.
The force of the nature in a nutshell.
The conflict between Muspelheim and Asgard
The conflict between Muspelheim and Asgard
The people are on the slopes of Fagradalsfjall
The people are on the slopes of Fagradalsfjall
Earth re-creating itself
Earth re-creating itself
Hike to Kerlingarfjöll
Hike to Kerlingarfjöll
The people are on the slopes of Fagradalsfjall  , watching the volcano right across .Now the famous viewing hill that has been used for countless photos include mine ,featuring the volcano erupting has now been cut off due to lava flowing through the hiking trail.The people are on the slopes of Fagradalsfjall , watching the volcano right across .Now the famous viewing hill that has been used for countless photos include mine ,featuring the volcano erupting has now been cut off due to lava flowing through the hiking trail. the Door to Hell ,molten rock, emerging as a liquid onto Earth's surface.
the Door to Hell ,molten rock, emerging as a liquid onto Earth's surface.
Panoramic photo from the eruption site in South  Iceland ,all the way to the right ,you can see the beginning of the village Grindavic ,the parking lot ,the 427 road , the start point to the hike up to volcano and the artificial dam .The eruption continues to produce lava flows at constant pace, which gradually both enlarge and thicken the expanding lava flow field .Panoramic photo from the eruption site in South Iceland ,all the way to the right ,you can see the beginning of the village Grindavic ,the parking lot ,the 427 road , the start point to the hike up to volcano and the artificial dam .The eruption continues to produce lava flows at constant pace, which gradually both enlarge and thicken the expanding lava flow field . Geldingadalsgos Volcano site .This viewpoint isn't accessible anymore since the lava surrounded that hill.
Geldingadalsgos Volcano site .This viewpoint isn't accessible anymore since the lava surrounded that hill.
Geldingadalsgos Volcano site ,self capture. No matter what I'll write, I won't be able to make you feel the same emotions I felt while standing there. It was my last day at the volcano  and after five days the lava overflowed and broke the walls , arriving all the way till the bottom of the mountain where I was. Now this viewpoint isn't accessible anymore since the lava surrounded that hill. I definitely can call myself lucky for being able to stand there and get this view!Geldingadalsgos Volcano site ,self capture. No matter what I'll write, I won't be able to make you feel the same emotions I felt while standing there. It was my last day at the volcano and after five days the lava overflowed and broke the "walls" , arriving all the way till the bottom of the mountain where I was. Now this viewpoint isn't accessible anymore since the lava surrounded that hill. I definitely can call myself lucky for being able to stand there and get this view!
The view of the islands of Elliðaey and Bjarnarey from the extreme side of the new land created by the 1973 eruption on the island of Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar (the Westman Islands), Iceland.
In the distance is visible, on Iceland mainland, Eyjafjallajökull, the Glacier of the Islands, that takes its name from the Vestmannaeyjar. at Bjarnarey there is a lodge ,while at Elliðaey (left ) there is a mystery of one of the world's loneliest house on remote island that has been empty for over 100 yearsThe view of the islands of Elliðaey and Bjarnarey from the extreme side of the new land created by the 1973 eruption on the island of Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar (the Westman Islands), Iceland.
In the distance is visible, on Iceland mainland, Eyjafjallajökull, the Glacier of the Islands, that takes its name from the Vestmannaeyjar. at Bjarnarey there is a lodge ,while at Elliðaey (left ) there is a mystery of one of the world's loneliest house on remote island that has been empty for over 100 years
Kerlingarfjöll
Kerlingarfjöll
Hell on earth
Hell on earth
A fiery dragon
"A fiery dragon"
Despite this being an otherworldly experience, it begins, like many adventures, in a car park. Ever since the Gerlingadalur eruption began on March 19, 2021, Icelanders—and now vaccinated international visitors such as myself —have made pilgrimages to see the lava spew, bubble, and flow across this stretch of the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern-most Iceland. What’s astonishing is that this once-in-800-years display of nature’s force is only a 45-minute drive south of Reykjavík. It’s even closer to Keflavík Airport, the largest airport in the country—a mere 20 minutes by car. Imagine that: an active volcano one would deem “accessible.” You could land in Iceland in the morning from the United States (there are flights from Boston, JFK-NYC, and Washington, D.C., as of May), await your negative COVID test results at a nearby hotel, and once cleared, see the volcano erupt in the same day.Despite this being an otherworldly experience, it begins, like many adventures, in a car park. Ever since the Gerlingadalur eruption began on March 19, 2021, Icelanders—and now vaccinated international visitors such as myself —have made pilgrimages to see the lava spew, bubble, and flow across this stretch of the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern-most Iceland. What’s astonishing is that this once-in-800-years display of nature’s force is only a 45-minute drive south of Reykjavík. It’s even closer to Keflavík Airport, the largest airport in the country—a mere 20 minutes by car. Imagine that: an active volcano one would deem “accessible.” You could land in Iceland in the morning from the United States (there are flights from Boston, JFK-NYC, and Washington, D.C., as of May), await your negative COVID test results at a nearby hotel, and once cleared, see the volcano erupt in the same day.
The gloving hot lava creates different creatures from the melted magma.
The gloving hot lava creates different creatures from the melted magma.
Kerlingarfjöll  geothermically active area
Kerlingarfjöll geothermically active area
Thorsmork is the base camp for two of Iceland's favorite treks: Laugavegur and Fimmvörduáls.
Thorsmork is the base camp for two of Iceland's favorite treks: Laugavegur and Fimmvörduáls.
Kerlingarfjöll
Kerlingarfjöll
Geothermal hot spring with the volcano in the back
Geothermal hot spring with the volcano in the back
molten rock
molten rock
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