When it rains, and it does so often in Fjallabak, the highlands of Rangárvallasýsla and Vestur-Skaftafellssýsla, Iceland is the most green. True Greenland. Up there on the highlands, the moss is somehow greener, and in such a beautiful contrast to the black sand and black lava. In the summer, there are two ways into the area, Fjallabaksleið south and north. Both roads, incredibly beautiful, have a lot of opportunities to go up to the mountains for a view of the area, or into the valleys to experience a hot spring, a stream or a pond, filled with birds. My favorite, in this area… hard to say… Langisjór, Laki, or Skaftá which flows between them.

Greenland at Fjallabak

Moss in Hungurfit

Kýlingavatn. Jökuldalir, between Landmannalaugar and Eldgjá


Photographs & text : Páll Stefánsson

2020/2022 : A7RIII, RX1R II : FE 1.4/50mm Z, 2.0/35mm Z, FE 2.8/90mm G