151 Photos - Sep 13, 2012
Photo: Our bus to Landmannalaugar, on BSI Reykjavik station.Photo: Photo: Búrfell (Þjórsárdal), 669-meter table volcano, IcelandPhoto: ... road to Landmannalaugar ...Photo: Þjórsá river, Iceland's longest river (230km), IcelandPhoto: Þjórsá, IcelandPhoto: ... bus stop due to Hekla photo spot ...Photo: Photo: Hekla stratovulcano, IcelandPhoto: ... the road to Landmannalaugar ...Photo: Photo: Hekla,  stratovolcano located in the south of Iceland with a height of 1,491 metres (4,892 ft). Hekla is one of Iceland's most active volcanoes; over 20 eruptions have occurred in and around the volcano since 874. During the Middle Ages, Europeans called the volcano the "Gateway to Hell." [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hekla]Photo: Photo: Landmannalaugar hut complex, IcelandPhoto: Landmannalaugar surroundings, IcelandPhoto: ... first and authentic hut in Landmannalaugar ...Photo: Landmannalaugar, IcelandPhoto: ... lava field, Landmannalaugar ...Photo: Landmannalaugar camp, IcelandPhoto: ... hot spring in Landmannalaugar, Icleand ...Photo: Horourbarmur (725m), Landmannalaugar, IcelandPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Brennisteinsalda in the background, Landmannalaugar, IcelandPhoto: Brennisteinsalda, Landmannalaugar, IcelandPhoto: Brennisteinsalda, Landmannalaugar, IcelandPhoto: Brennisteinsalda and fumarole, Landmannalaugar, IcelandPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: ... fumarole ...Photo: Photo: ... fumarole ...Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: ... lava field ...Photo: Landmannalaugar hut, Icelandic flagPhoto: Brennisteinsalda - a volcano of height about 855n., Landmannalaugar, Iceland. The name means in English: sulphur wave. It comes from the sulphur spots which have coloured its sides. But there are other colours, too: green from mosses, black and blue from lava and ashes, red from iron in the earth. It could very well be the most colourful mountain of Iceland and so its picture is often found in books and calendars.Photo: ... fumarole and lava field ...Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: A fumarole (Latin fumus, smoke) is an opening in a planet's crust, often in the neighborhood of volcanoes, which emits steam and gases such as carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen chloride, and hydrogen sulfide. The steam is created when superheated water turns to steam as its pressure drops when it emerges from the ground.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: ... down through the glacier ...Photo: ... glacier ...Photo: ... glacier ...Photo: ... glacier ...Photo: ... glacier valley on the right ...Photo: Torfajökull Glacier, IcelandPhoto: Photo: Torfajökull glacier, HrafntinnuskerPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: ... down to Alftavatn lake ...Photo: Photo: ... entering the oasis in the valley of Grashagakvisi river & Alftavatn lake ...Photo: Photo: ... our first wade, the Grashagakvisi river ...Photo: Grashagakvisi riverPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: A part of Brattháls formation, Alftavatn lake.Photo: Photo: ... toilets and showers (currently no hot water), Alftavatn hut ...Photo: Alftavatn hutPhoto: Photo: Photo: ... a camp dry toilet with great scenery of Alftavatn lake ...Photo: ... our hut, Alftavatn lake ...Photo: Photo: Kaldaklofskvísl riverPhoto: Kaldaklofskvísl riverPhoto: Photo: ... a waterfall on Kaldaklofskvísl river ...Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: ... entering the Botnar hut, Iceland ...Photo: Botnar hut on river South Emstrua, IcelandPhoto: ... a complex of Botnar hut, no hot water again :)))Photo: ... a scenery view from hut terrace ...Photo: Photo: Photo: Mýrdalsjökull glacier. The icecap of the glacier covers an active volcano called Katla. The caldera of the volcano has a diameter of 10 km (6 mi) and the volcano erupts usually every 40–80 years. The last eruption took place in 1918. Scientists are actively monitoring the volcano, particularly after the eruption of nearby Eyjafjallajökull began in April 2010. Since the year 930, 16 eruptions have been documented.Photo: ... Entujökull glacier valley with tributary river of Markarfljót river ...Photo: ... Entujökull glacier valley with tributary river of Markarfljót river ...Photo: Emstrie, a tributary river of Markarfljót river, comming from Entujökull glacier.Photo: ... canyon of Emstrie river ...Photo: Photo: ... canyon of Emstrie river ...Photo: Emstrie river with Entujökull (a side part of Mýrdalsjökull) glacier, IcelandPhoto: ... in Entujökull glacier valley ...Photo: ... Entujökull glacier valley ...Photo: Photo: Photo: ... a overview of Entujökull glacier valley ...Photo: Photo: SandarPhoto: Markarfljót, approximately 100km long river of Iceland. The Markarfljót rises in the Rauðafossafjöll massif, east of the volcano Hekla. The main sources for the river are the glaciers Mýrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull. It flows through narrow gorges in the mountainous area between the glaciers Tindfjallajökull and Torfajökull, then spreads in the wide sandur plains at Iceland's south coast, near Þórsmörk. The Markarfljót takes its course first north, then west of Þórsmörk and finally empties into the Atlantic west of Eyjafjallajökull.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: ... a little bit of harvesting ;)Photo: ... great canyon of Markarfljót river ...Photo: Eyjafjallajökull, the best known volcano of Iceland (yes, that one ;) is one of the smaller ice caps of Iceland, situated to the north of Skógar and to the west of Mýrdalsjökull. The ice cap covers the caldera of a volcano with a summit elevation of 1,666 metres (5,466 ft). The volcano has erupted relatively frequently since the last glacial period, most recently in 2010. [read more on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eyjafjallaj%C3%B6kull]Photo: Photo: Photo: Nothing special but TREES ! Yes, small, but still. We did not any tree till now. So to make a picture was the first necessary thing to do :)Photo: Photo: Krossá river-basin.Photo: (photo by DuskoB)Photo: (photo by DuskoB)Photo: Krossá river-basin.Photo: ... a mobile bridge on Krossá river ...Photo: Photo: SnorraríkiPhoto: ... bye to Laugavegur hiking trail, Husadalur, Iceland ...Photo: ... playing something in the rain & waiting for bus (to cross the river) ...