The Bubble (PiP)

Iceland- the South and Southeast

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  • Gullfoss (PiP)

    At Gullfoss the river Hvítá descends from the highlands. The river has eroded away the sedimentary layers whereas the interspersed lava flows have withstood better and form the steps over which the water falls. Also see insets. The photo bottom right sho…

  • End of season

    Angelica archangelica seedheads at Gullfoss Echte Engelwurz vor dem Gullfoss

  • The Bubble (PiP)

    Strokkur geyser erupts about every 10 minutes to a height of ca. 20m (see inset clickable photo). It lies in an area of silica sinter deposit in Haukadalur geothermal field, the remnant of Geysir volcanic system which consists of a basaltic central volca…

  • Strokkur in action

    Strokkur geyser erupts regularly every few minutes. It lies in Haukadalur geothermal area on the southern end of the Langjökull fissure swarm. The big Geysir lies dormant nearby. The area has been experiencing repeated quake swarms and is expected to beco…

  • Þykkvuhverir

    One of the many hot springs at Þykkvuhverir in the geothermal field of Geysir.

  • Icelandic fence

    HFF everybody, forget about upload troubles and enjoy the weekend!

  • Stóri Dímon and Eyafjallajökull

    Markarfljót valley and western side of Eyafjallajökull seen from the Ring Road. Stóri Dímon is the rock in the middle.

  • Surely a troll!

    Cliffs of the former coastline at the foot of Eyefjallajökull. The top of hidden waterfall Gljúfrabúi is just visible behind the troll. Die Klippen der früheren Küstenlinie unterhalb des Eyafjallajökull. Der obere Teil des verborgenen Wasserfalls Gljúfra…

  • Gljúfrabúi (2xPiP)

    Gljúfrabúi, the hidden waterfall, is just a short walk from better known Seljalandsfoss. Lying under Eyafjallajökull volcano, it is 40m high and mostly hidden by palagonite rocks in front of it. Getting a nearer view involves scrambling up the rocks or w…

  • Seljalandsfoss

    Seljalandsfoss lies at the foot of Eyafjallajökull and drops 60m over the former coastline. One can walk behind the waterfall.

  • Seljalandsfoss

    Walking behind Seljalandsfoss involves a mild scramble on the western side. Depending on wind direction you can also get rather wet.

  • Eyafjallajökull

    Where the farms now are the coast used to be during the ice age. On top (in the glacier) the crater of the 2010 eruption can be seen.

  • Þorvaldseyri - in the shadow of Eyafjallajökull

    Þorvaldseyri was one of the farms hit hardest by ashfall. At the new visitor centre a video of the eruption is shown.

  • Dark clouds over Katla

    Mýrdalsjökull and outlet glacier Sólheimajökull seen from the ring road. Because of an unusually high level of seismic unrest in Katla caldera the aviation colour code was raised to yellow and civil protection declared a state of uncertainty. For the mome…

  • Lundi at Dyrhólaey

    Puffin posing for tourists,-)

  • Lundis at Dyrhólaey

    Very few of the puffins at Dyrhólaey laid eggs in 2014 due to lack of sandeels to feed their young (a consequence of global warming) . The colonies on Vestmannaeyjar are also threatened whereas colonies in the north are still thriving.

  • Lundi at Dyrhólaey

    Puffins (fratercula arctica) breed in large colonies, building their burrows near cliff tops.

  • Dyrhólaey lava beach

    Cape Dyrhólaey is a former submarine volcano. The eroded tuff cone is topped by pahoehoe lava flows.

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