The remote mountain Mælifell

  • The remote mountain Mælifell
Jan 9 2016

Mælifell is a beautifully shaped mountain placed on in the Highland in Iceland. It is in a middle of a large black sand area behind Mýrdalsjökull, the glacier that houses the sleeping and scary volcano Katla. The altitude of the sand is approximately 600 meters, and Mælifell is about 200 meters, a bit less than 800 meters above sea-line. But despite the fact that the mountain is in the cold highland it is covered with vegetation that makes it unique when standing in the middle of the black sand. Although popular among photographers, not many have photographed the mountain. The reason is probably that the mountain is not readily available; only from mid-July until the beginning of October. For those who are interested Mælifell is placed in the middle of the Syðri Fjallabak mountain road, which makes the trip quite difficult. If you want to capture it at its best, a morning after a rainy day is the best time to catch the green color.