Summer in the South #2

Here comes the second part of a photo series of three parts, from the Icelandic Times / Land & Saga from Suðurland. 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. Suðurland is unique in many ways, and the part of the country that most tourists explore, as it is a short distance away from the capital area compared to other parts of the country. It is also true that the travels of most tourists in Iceland end at Jökulsárlón, almost 400 km / 240 mi east of the capital, it is between five and six hours drive from Reykjavík / Keflavík. There are countless gems along the way, as you can see in these images from our trip around Suðurland.

Seljalandsfoss below Eyjafjöll, about two hour drive from Reykjavík

Sheep enjoying a lovely meal in Reynishverfi, west of Vík in Mýrdalur

A traveller greeting the sheep in Mýrdalur

Fjallsárlón in Öræfasveit

Summerhouses in Meðalland, Vestur-Skaftafellssýsla

The sun has just risen over Skeiðarárjökull

It was windy and raining in Mýrdalur

Evening light at the foot of Eyjafjöll

Beautiful icebergs floating on Jökulsárlón

Stjórnarfoss at Kirkjubæjarklaustur

Photographs & text: Páll Stefánsson
Suðurland 28/06/2023 : 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