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NEW: Ódáðahraun - A Portrait

 October 2014: Holuhraun Fissure Eruption

 

Summer 2014: Around Southern Langjökull to the Kerlingarfjöll

 

Three weeks we walked from Reykholt in the west of Langjökull to the Kerlingarfjöll. Three weeks with rain every day, moments of sunshine were rare. Nevertheless it was an interesting journey to isolated places like Þórisdalur and Karlsdráttur. The worst downpour hit us at the bizarre Jarlhettur mountains were we had to wait more than 24 hours in the tent. Alas, not much detours and detailed exploration were possible as a result.

 

Route:

Reykholt - Húsafell - Kaldidalur - Þórisdalur - Hagavatn - Jarlhettur - Skálpanes - Hvítárnes - Karlsdráttur - Þverbrekknamúli - Kerlingarfjöll (Hringrautinn via Hverabotn)

 

Wildlife Kaldidalur (Ok, húsafell, hadegisfell, Prestahnúkur, Þórisjökull, trekking, wandern, gps, lambafoss, reykholt)

 

 

 

Kaldidalur

 

Isalón in the secluded Þórisdalur with Klakkur and Langjökull behind (thorisdalur, wandern, trekking, hiking, thorisjökull, Þórisjökull, iceland, island)

 

 

 

Þórisdalur

 

Jarlhettur seen from Skálpanes (Innsta, Staka, Tröllhettam Stora, Hagavatn, Nyifoss, Leynifoss, Jarlhettukvisl, Langjökull, Hagafellsjökull, Einifell, Sandvatn, Bláfell, Skálpanes, Mountaineers)

 

 

 

Jarlhettur

 

Karlsdráttur, Hvítárvatn, Hvítárnes, Kjalvegur, Langjökull

 

 

 

Karlsdráttur

 

Kerlingarfjöll, Hveradalur, Hverabotn, Ringroute, Trekking, Hringbrautinn, Inner Circle, Klakkur, Kisubotnar, Ögmundur, Höttur, Asgardur

 

 

 

Kerlingarfjöll

 

 

Winter 2014: Skiing Ódáðahraun

 

Route:

Grænavatn - Sellönd - Suðurárbotnar - Útbruni - Bræðrafell - Hvammfjöll - Heilagsdalur - Hverfell - Mývatn

Raven flies in front of Sellandafjall (ódáðahraun, winter, odadahraun, sellönd, bláfjall, ski, pulksled, pulka, iceland, island, hilleberg, myvatn, botni, öskjuvegur, dimmu borgir, storm, wind, trekking, hiking, expedition)

 

 

 

Sellönd

 

Looking over the vast lava fields of the Útbruni towards Eggert, Kollóttadyngja and Herðubreið (herdubreid, utbruni, odadahraun, ódáðahraun, frambruni, botni, bræðrafell, fjarholaborg, askja, dyngjufjöll, trölladyngja, winter, ski, pulk, tent, expedition)

 

 

 

 

Útbruni

 

Lava sculpure in front of Herðubreið (herdubreid, odadahraun, ódáðahraun, bræðrafell, braedrafell, kollóttadyngja, winter, askja, crater, flatadyngja, eggert, öskjuvegur, lava, herðubreiðartögl, herdubreidartögl)
Aurora Borealis above Hvammfjöll amdist the wilderness Ódáðahraun (odadahraun, winter, ski, tent, hilleberg, pulk, storm, heilagsdalur, myvatn, blafjall, burfell, ringroad, askja, polarlicht, nordlicht, Þrengslaborgir, hverfell, dimmu borgir, ludent)

 

 

 

 

Hvammfjöll

 

 

Summer 2013: Hiking through some hidden parts of the Mývatnsöræfi/ Ódáðahraun

 

Route:

Dimmu Borgir (Mývatn) - Seljahjallagil - Heilagsdalur - Ketilhyrnur - Kerlingardyngja -Hrúthálsar - Kollóttadyngja - Brædrafell - Askja - Suðurskörð - Urðarháls - Gæsavötn - Vonarskarð - Nýidalur

 

Ketildyngja and Bláfjall (Ódáðahraun, heilagsdalur, askja, fissure, gjátindur, riss, gjá, kerlingardyngja, odadahraun, trekking, wandern, hiking, herðubreið, sighvatur, hrúthálsar, hruthalsar, eggert, ketill, fremri námur, mývatnsöræfi)ræfi)

 

 

 

 

Ódáðahraun (I)

 

Looking along Eggert towards the Queen of all Mountains: Herðubreið. (hruthalsar, hrúthálsar, herdubreid, odadahraun, ódáðahraun, myvatn, lava, kollóttadyngja, bræðrafell, braedrafell, flatadyngja, lindir, öskjuvegur, útbruni, lindaá, jökulsá, trekking)

 

 

 

 

Ódáðahraun (II)

 

The small island Askur in the caldera lake Öskjuvatn (Askja, Dyngjufjöll, Myvetningahraun, Thorvaldshraun, Thorvaldsfjall, vití, viti, bátshraun, dreki, drekagil, jonnskarð, suðurskörð, Öskjuvegur, Wattsfell, grumbkow, reck, isafold, holuhraun, eruption)

 

 

 

 

Askja

 

Sunrise behind the Dyngjufjöll from the alluvial plain in front of Dyngjujökull (Askja, Holuhraun, Flæður, Flaedur, Vatnajökull, Jökulsá á Fjöllum, Jökulsá, vaðalda, kistufell, bárðarbunga, bardarbunga, urðarháls, gæsavatnaleið, svartá, trekking, syðri)
Colours of Vonarskarð (vonarskard, bardarbunga, bárðarbunga, tungnafellsjökull, vatna, Gæsavötn, snappadalur, deilir, hot pot, hot spring, nyidalur, sprengisandur, göngubrunn, kvisl, hníflar, trekking)

 

 

 

 

Vonarskarð

Fantastic forms of Ryholith and Snow in Landmannalaugar (Fjallabak, Torfajökull, Hrafntinnuskuer, Laugavegur, Jökulgil, Sveinsgil, Græni hryggurin, bláhnukur, brennisteinsalda, laugahraun, hot pot, suðurnámur, barmur, kirkjufell, tungnáa, skalli)

 

 

 

 

Landmannalaugar

 

Fjallabak 2012:

 

Pictures of a long hiking trip in the Southern Highlands of Iceland, between Hekla, Langisjór and Þorsmörk. There are too much photos for just one gallery, so i decided to arrange them roughly around the area they've been taken. The Tephra deserts around Hekla will be first, followed by the other regions we walked through. I hope you enjoy some of the photos :)

Circular Sauðafellsvatn and Hekla (tent, volcano, lapilli, trekking, rjupnavellir, burfell, hellismannaleid, hellismannaleið)

 

 

 

 

 

Hekla

Glowing morning light on Bláhnúkur, Laugahraun and Brennisteinsalda (Landmannalaugar, Fjallbak, Laugavegur, Hellismannaleið, hellismannaleid, torfajökull, jökulgil, kirkjufellsvatn, kirkjufell, illagil, landmannaleið, trekking, landmannahellir)

 

 

 

 

Fjallabak

Sunrise at Langisjór (Vatnajökull, blautulón, sveinstindur, skaftá, laki, eldgjá, skælingar, uxatind, trekking, fögrufjöll, hamarinn, bárðarbunga, wandern)

 

 

 

 

Langisjór

Strútslaug (strutslaug, torfajökull, katla, myrdalsjökull, strútstigur, strutstigur, strutsstigur, mælifell, sandar, trekking, hiking, wandern, heiße quelle, hot spring, hot pot)

 

 

 

 

Strútslaug

(hrutsfell, emstrur, thorsmörk, Þorsmörk, laugavegur, laugavegurinn, krossa, Þrönga, katla, myrdalsjökull, emstruá)

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Fimmvörðuháls 

 

 

 

 

Laugavegur 

Langjökull (Kjalvegur, Kjölur, Trekking, hiking, wandern, bláfell, hvítá, hvitarnes, hveravellir, Fjallkirkja, Jökulkrókur, Gullfoss, Geysir, Strokkur, Þjofadalir, Þverbrekknamúli, thverbrekknamuli, pverbrekknamuli, Fremstaver, Kjalhraun, Trekking, hike)

 

 

 

 

Kjalvegur 

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Ódáðahraun, Herðubreið, grotesque, Eggert, desert, tuff, lichen
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