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The falls plunge 33 feet in a horseshoe-shaped recess, breaking into as many as six distinct segments depending on how much water is present in the artificially reduced river. During periods of heavier discharge the whole ledge may become covered in water, stretching out to nearly 200 unbroken feet in width

The falls plunge 33 feet in a horseshoe-shaped recess, breaking into as many as six distinct segments depending on how much water is present in the artificially reduced river. During periods of heavier discharge the whole ledge may become covered in water, stretching out to nearly 200 unbroken feet in width

On 20 March 2010, an eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano began in Fimmvörðuháls following months of small earthquakes under the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. The eruption began around 23:00 and opened a 0.5 km (0.31 mi) long fissure vent on the northern part of the pass.The new lava field was named Goðahraun, because the lava streamed in the area Goðaland. These official names were accepted by the Minister of Education and Culture 15 June 2010.

On 20 March 2010, an eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano began in Fimmvörðuháls following months of small earthquakes under the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. The eruption began around 23:00 and opened a 0.5 km (0.31 mi) long fissure vent on the northern part of the pass.The new lava field was named Goðahraun, because the lava streamed in the area Goðaland. These official names were accepted by the Minister of Education and Culture 15 June 2010.

It’s all about loving it
Picture hunting with the photographer Rafn Sig

The soft light of a sunset and dawn’s freshness are part of the magic that the island exerts on hunters of the moment. For photographers, Iceland is among the most magical places in the world. If you like to live your passion for taking stunning pictures under professional guidance, you should get in touch with ‘Rabbi’ Rafn Sig, one of the big names among Iceland’s photographers.

House on the cliff of Arnarstapi with Glacier Snæfellsjökull in the background

House on the cliff of Arnarstapi with Glacier Snæfellsjökull in the background

Small groups, big chances
Being a professional tour operator, he knows that the best way to elicit secrets from the country is by travelling in small groups. “You have to be relaxed for landscape shooting,” says Rafn, “everyone needs his time for a picture. And, after all, you want to enjoy the moment.” He offers tours travelling in a comfortable four-wheel drive Mitsubishi, suitable for any highland trip. He doesn’t conceal the fact that photo hunting is still a lot of fun for him, even after 30 years of professional work. When he was a boy, he found places of incredible beauty in the highlands. Their special magic had to be captured—and a lifelong passion was born. “It‘s all about loving it,” says Rafn, “Then it will be fine.”

Back packers walking in the Highland’s of Landmannalaugar towards Brennisteinsalda, Iceland

Back packers walking in the Highland’s of Landmannalaugar towards Brennisteinsalda, Iceland

Like-minded travelling companions
This professional photographer’s pictures have been published all over the world. He likes to share his passion for travel with likeminded people. His offers of customized, all year round photo trips and workshops range from a day to a fortnight long.
During the summer, he prefers the gentle midnight light of highland gems such as Landmannalaugar, the summit Hrafntinnusker, or the impressive Kerlingafjöll, with its colourful rhyolite mountains and geotherma valleys. Going south, he is fascinated by the black beaches of Vík, the incredible diversity of Skaftafell National Park, and of course, the goddess for all photographers: the famous Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon. When you join him in his car, he might have a few more secrets to share.

icelandic times Rafn_Sig-5314Fascination of the Westfjords
Rabbi likes to travel to the Westfjords—Iceland’s forgotten paradise and one of the least visited areas of the island. Everything in the Westf jords is extreme—from the almost vertical cliffs to the terrible storms that have created the coastline’s wrinkled face. Iceland’s most famous cliff, Látrabjarg, offers an opportunity to experiment with your camera’s exposure timing to capture flying puffins and other seabirds. A photo trip so far in the north is not for the timid, with temperatures rarely reaching 10 degrees, and frequent icebergs drifting past the coast.

Sprengisandur, Highlands of Iceland

Sprengisandur, Highlands of Iceland

Treasure Hunting
The winter, with only a few hours of daylight, is a particular challenge to any photographer. Long twilights, with sunny gold pouring over the hills, and nights when the sky is full of Northern Lights that appear to be closer than anywhere else, are a real treat and best to be enjoyed in a group.

On 20 March 2010, an eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano began in Fimmvörðuháls following months of small earthquakes under the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. The eruption began around 23:00 and opened a 0.5 km (0.31 mi) long fissure vent on the northern part of the pass.The new lava field was named Goðahraun, because the lava streamed in the area Goðaland. These official names were accepted by the Minister of Education and Culture 15 June 2010.

On 20 March 2010, an eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano began in Fimmvörðuháls following months of small earthquakes under the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. The eruption began around 23:00 and opened a 0.5 km (0.31 mi) long fissure vent on the northern part of the pass.The new lava field was named Goðahraun, because the lava streamed in the area Goðaland. These official names were accepted by the Minister of Education and Culture 15 June 2010.

On 20 March 2010, an eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano began in Fimmvörðuháls following months of small earthquakes under the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. The eruption began around 23:00 and opened a 0.5 km (0.31 mi) long fissure vent on the northern part of the pass.The new lava field was named Goðahraun, because the lava streamed in the area Goðaland. These official names were accepted by the Minister of Education and Culture 15 June 2010.

On 20 March 2010, an eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano began in Fimmvörðuháls following months of small earthquakes under the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. The eruption began around 23:00 and opened a 0.5 km (0.31 mi) long fissure vent on the northern part of the pass.The new lava field was named Goðahraun, because the lava streamed in the area Goðaland. These official names were accepted by the Minister of Education and Culture 15 June 2010.

Landmannalaugar is a region near the volcano Hekla in southern section of Iceland's highlands

Landmannalaugar is a region near the volcano Hekla in southern section of Iceland’s highlands

Volcanic eruption at Holuhraun Highlands. Iceland

Volcanic eruption at Holuhraun Highlands. Iceland

Volcanic eruption at Holuhraun Highlands. Iceland

Volcanic eruption at Holuhraun Highlands. Iceland

You can find a sampling of Rafn’s photo art and his tour offers on his websites:
www.islandsmyndir.is
www.IceStockPhotos.com – DT