Highland

  • For a long time a favorite place among Icelanders
    If you are traveling to Iceland, bear in mind that it is a perfect place to find peace and quiet. Even though you are driving the Ring Road, you can always find a peaceful place in the grass by a small river or a waterfall for a picnic. Your trip to Iceland should energize you with relaxation and a peaceful mind. There is never a need to hurry. If you can’t cover what you intended, just come back later. Neither nature nor the volcanoes are going anywhere. Þórsmörk (Thorsmork) has been for a...
  • A perfect place for those who seek peace and quiet
    The Highland of Iceland is the perfect place for those who seek peace and quiet. The only sounds you hear are the birds and the total silence if you can hear it. There are many small ravines all over the Highland with small rivers and beautiful landscape; you can almost always find your little sanctuary. The ravine in the photo is at Hellisá, or Cave River not far from Lakagígar. It is a beautiful place that few people have visited. It is not easy to access but for those who take the few...
  • Langisjór or Long Sea is a lake in the Icelandic Highland
    Langisjór or Long Sea is a lake in the Icelandic Highland near the west side of Vatnajokull. The lake is on our top ten list of the most interesting places in the Icelandic Highland. It draws its name from the unusual length of the lake, 27 kilometers. Photographing the lake is popular because the water is exceptionally clear that gives the lake an unusual blue color. It is located in the deeper part of the Highland and only accessible by well-equipped 4X4 vehicles. It is also only accessible...
  • The oasis Herðubreiðalindir was a hideout for an outlaw
    Herðubreið is the queen of Icelandic mountains. The mountain is considered by many Icelanders to be the most beautiful mountain in the country. Herðubreið rises 1677 meter up from Ódáðahraun lava desert and stands alone without any competition from other mountains and can, therefore, as a queen deserves, proudly express her dignity from any angel. Near Herðurbreið on the east side is an oasis called Herðubreiðalindir. At Herðubreiðalindir, there is a camping ground and a mountain hut where...
  • After the Eyjafjallajökull eruption
    For many Icelanders Þórsmörk, (Thorsmork) in the Southern Region is a favorite place for camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities. This beautiful place is also a kind of definition in the minds of many Icelanders of what the Icelandic Highland is all about. The road to Þórsmörk from highway one, the Ring Road, is only about 30 kilometers. But although it is not a long drive, it is quite difficult since there are two to three rivers to pass; rivers that can be dangerous under certain...
  • The Highland is open for traveling two to three moths a year
    The Highland in Iceland is open for traveling two to three moths a year. It usually opens late in June and closes in September or the beginning of October. In June, the opening depends on the disappearance of the snow and how quick the roads get dry. In October, the closing is related to the snow and marks the beginning of a long winter period in the Highland. Even though it's open for a few weeks, it is worth exploring. If you are interested in driving through the Highland in Iceland, the...
  • Places in the Highland of Iceland that are interesting
    There are many places in the Highland of Iceland that are interesting and fascinating. We took this photo at Kverkfjöll near the northern edge of the glacier Vatnajokull a few years back. It is not the typical beautiful photogenic landscape with beautiful colors, but it is unique and unusual. Black sands as far as the eye can see, with a tiny space of grass to camp. Nearby is an ice cave in the glacier, and only some kilometers away we can find a new lava from the eruption last winter. This...
  • When hiking in the Highland
    One of the most remarkable experiences when hiking in the Highland, or any remote area in Iceland, is the time when nature takes over. If the weather is fair, you will have excellent visibility over mountains, valleys, rivers, small lakes and other beautiful things. Things that appear on the wide horizon and you start experiencing an incredible feeling of peace and relaxation. If you prepare correctly with proper clothing, shoes, gear, knowledge of the terrain, a good GPS; you can hike in many...
  • Skælingar in Iceland is a fascinating place to see lava
    During an eruption, the lava that floods to the surface can take on many forms. The lava also changes in the years, decades and centuries that follow. In Iceland, lava from various eruptions around the country throughout the geological history is visible almost everywhere. Most of the lava today is covered with moss. This company between lava and moss can form a beautiful combination as we can so easily see in Skælingar. For photographers, it is also interesting to know that there is quite a...
  • This photo is taken on top of Sveinstindur
    Sveinstindur is a mountain accessible from the highland road Northern Fjallabak. It is not a particularly noticeable mountain, but a great mountain to climb because of the breathtaking view that waits on the top on a clear day. The peak is a little short of 11 hundred meters and has a marked trail to the top. It is not difficult to climb and only requires the usual, good hiking shoes and fairly good physical shape. This photo is taken on top of Sveinstindur to the east with a view over the...

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