These days Hit Iceland is exploring the Highland. We are driving to places in the Highland for photos and content and like anyone else, admiration of the wonderland that the Icelandic highland is. There are so many places one can visit in the Highland. We visited Kjölur and Askja and Herðubreiðalindir last week and the week before, and the new lava Holuhraun. This week we have been driving Sprengisandur, one of two main roads over the Highland. The other one is Kjalvegur or Kjölur. The Highland in Iceland is a very sensitive area and is covered with snow for moths and open to severe forces of weather. But during summer for three moths, from the middle of June and until the middle, and sometimes, the end of September it is a wonderland of black sands, colors, rivers, geological formation, beautiful mountains, magnificent waterfalls, unique geothermal areas and countless places of hiking. It is a place to find peace and quiet and a place to sense and come to an unusually intense contact with nature. While driving Sprengisandur we came across this formation on our way down to Eyjafjörður. It is an old riverbed that has dried up and left behind some stunning formations in the otherwise endless black sands that dominate the drive for hours.
Aug 14 2016