Iceland


As the weather turned out chillier and chillier we decided to drive to the north towards Myvatn after arriving with the ferry and stay some days there.

The drive alone is worth the whole trip as the landscape changes every second and each river crossing could offer a wonderful view

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Between Egilstadir and Myvatn is a very desolate area (entry to the Highlands) which I like very much

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It is so full of nothing…

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Just colours, shapes and forms

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Light plays nice effects

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and the sky is always changing

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Details are everywhere

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And the landscape is just stunning

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Amazing colours as well

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After arriving in Myvatn at our old campsite (very run down, but very cozy…) this picture was taken at 23:00 – so it is quite very light… Currently darkness (if you can call that) is from 23:45 to 02:50

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Myvatn is an area of serious geothermal activity and the colours are outstanding

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Walking on the crater rim is a very unique experience – even if a very cold one…

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Old craters in the distance

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And our old friend

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Which is not so small as it looks like

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And the old lava eruption fields behind

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Geothermal usage is abundant

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and the steam / hot water is captured in those domes to be channeled through the pipes to generate energy and warm water

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To the right is a warm lake and the spray is drifting over the road

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Just some 8 km away and perhaps 150 m higher it changes dramatically… We are talking -2° now (at 3 pm) and it got worse

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Steaming mountains under snow

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Our brave camper

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And Urzula fighting her way back to the base

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It is cold…

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A bit lower down they capture the natural energy to generate electricity

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Old eruption piles

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and streams of mineral rich volcanic water

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I always love the colours it generates

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