Summer in the South #1

The weather forecast was bad for the southern part of the country, wind and rain, yellow weather warning. It got Icelandic Times / Land & Saga excited and ready to go out and experience the weather. There is nothing more exciting for a photographer than dealing with the light, rain and wind, getting nice pictures… or not. For those who are not interested in photography, but just want to enjoy nature, the bad weather offers many possibilities, as long as you dress appropriately for the weather and the winds. There are fewer people traveling around and sightseeing, which gives each place a better experience, having the place to yourself. It is a good idea to go to to monitor the weather, and to monitor traffic and road conditions, both websites are in English and Icelandic. Here comes the first part of a photo series of three, from our trip through Suðurland.

Ring road 1 by Markarfljót

An unnamed waterfall by Kirkjubæjarklaustur blowing in the wind and one lonely sheep

Very strong winds in Reynisfjara, Dyrhólaey in the background


The winds where so strong in Reynisfjara that the tourists could hardly stand upright

Kvísker in Öræfasveit

Walking down from Fjallsjökull

Ring road 1, just west of Pétursey

Photographs & text: Páll Stefánsson
Suðurland 27/06/2023 : A7C, RX1R II, A7R III, A7R IV – FE 1.4/24mm GM, FE 1.8/135mm GM, 2.0/35mm Z, FE 1.2/50mm GM