Five locations

Isn’t now the perfect time to dream about travelling to beautiful locations… where to go this winter or plan longer trips around Iceland next summer. One of the spectacular places that come to mind in Iceland is Grænihryggur in Jökulgil in Landmannalaugar. The green color, which is not common, is glass tuff and the green color is caused by a little divalent iron in the glass. You can only go there in the summer time, and the walk from Kýlingarvatn is about 4 hours, round trip. Another wonderful place is Hveradalir in Kerlingafjöll, where geothermal heat and glaciers meet, you can also only go there in the summer time. Dyrhólaey, is the southernmost part of Iceland’s mainland, it’s only a two-hour drive from the capital, and accessible all year round. Up there, the view of the south coast, both to the east and west is incredible. It is a five-hour drive east to Hornafjörður, where there are two mountains, Eystra- and Vestrahorn, but few mountains in Iceland are photographed as much as those two, you can get there by Ring Road 1, all year round. The last place I’m going to mention is Jökulsárgljúfur in the north in Öxarfjörður. It’s a two-hour drive from Akureyri, a place that leaves no one untouched both in the winter- and summertime. A new and much improved road has been opened west of Jökulsá to get there and have a marvellous look at the canyons and Europe’s most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss. Although it should be kept in mind that there is no winter service on the road, so you need to pay attention to the weather forecast when going through these areas in the wintertime..





Looking south from Dyrhólaey





Photographs & text: Páll Stefánsson
Iceland 2018/2012 : A7R III, RX1R II : FE 1.8/135mm GM, FE 1.4/50mm Z, 2.0/35mm Z, FE 2.8/100mm GM, FE 1.4/24mm GM