Summer in the South #3

What stands out when you travel around the South in the rain, wind and very short sunsets? The mountains and the wind direction cause the weather to constantly change. One moment, you’re standing in a storm in the torrential rain, then 15 km / 10 minutes later, in the summer sun. During this trip, Mýrdalur / Reynisfjara was the top, hardly standing because of the stormy weather, but the experience was ten out of ten! You saw that, too, in the eyes of the tourists in the area, as they clung onto a fence pole or lay down so as not to get blown out to sea. Unforgettable experience! Here comes the third part of the Icelandic Times / Land & saga photo series as we travel in the South.

Eyvindarholt in Rangárvalla County

Travellers aboard a boat on Jökulsárlón. Gulls taking great interest

Svínafell in Öræfasveit, under a beautiful slope

Reynisfjara on a good, but windy day

Dyrhólaey, the southernmost part of Iceland

One sheep, two lambs and one waterfall under Eyjafjöll, just east of Seljalandsfoss

A mountain glacier in Öræfajökull in Vatnajökull, flows into Fjallsárlón. The lake is becoming more popular than Jökulsárlón itself, a few kilometres east, due to its closer proximity to the glacier itself

Tourists on Fallsjökull, east of Skaftafell

Photos & text: Páll Stefánsson

The South 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