It is said, whether it is true or not, that there are three uncountable places in Iceland. The islands in Breiðafjörður, the hills in Vatnsdalur and the lakes in Arnarvatnsheiði. Icelandic Times / Land & Saga went up to this heathland, from Miðfjörður north in Vestur-Húnavatnssýsla in the summer of 2021. The road F578 runs over Arnarvatnsheiði between Miðfjörður and Hvítársíða in the eastern part of Borgarfjörður. The heath has abundant vegetation, great bird life and countless lakes, full of trout, and low-key beauty. Arnarvatnheiði is one of Iceland’s jewels, which few people visit, as it is only possible to get around the area for a short time of the year in well-equipped cars, or well-equipped on foot. Yes, there are a great many lakes, but the silence is even greater.
Photographs & text : Páll Stefánsson
12/01/2023 : A7RIII, RX1R II : 2.8/21mm Z, FE 1.4/50mm Z, 2.0/35mm Z