Kjalvegur (PiP)

Iceland - Highlands


08 Jul 2014 37 60 470
Rauðihver (red hot spring) is a muddy hot spring in Hveravellir (valley of hot springs) high temperature area. Hveravellir lies just off highland road 35 (Kjalvegur) at 650m on the Kjölur plateau between Hofsjökull and Langjökull glaciers. It comprises of at least 150 hydrothermal features and is part of Langjökull central volcano (sometimes also called Hveravellir central volcano). Rauðihver (rote heiße Quelle) ist ein schlammige heiße Springquelle im Hochtemperaturgebiet Hveravellir. Dieses liegt auf 650m nahe der Hochlandpiste 35 (Kjalvegur) zwischen den Gletschern Hofsjökull und Langjökull und gehört zum Zentralvulkan Langjökull (auch Hveravellir gennant). de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hveravellir


08 Jul 2014 37 56 538
Öskurhóll (roaring hill) is a fumarole with sinter mound in Hveravellir geothermal area. It makes a constant loud noise like a tea kettle gone mad. In the background Bláhver hot spring can be seen. Öskurhóll (brüllender Hügel) ist eine Fumarole mit Sinterhügel im Hochtemperaturgebiet Hveravellir, die ständig pfeift wie ein wildgewordener Teekessel. Im Hintergrund sieht man die heiße Quelle Bláhver. Good news from IMA! www.ipernity.com/group/2260604/discuss/187672


08 Jul 2014 35 66 415
HFF everybody! For all who haven't seen the good news from IMA: www.ipernity.com/group/2260604/discuss/187672

Eyvindarrétt (2xPiP)

08 Jul 2014 33 44 487
Tumulus in a lava field near Hveravellir. Tumuli are lava crusts upliftet by pressure of fluid pahoehoe lava from below and are typically cracked along their axis. This one was used as a sheep pen by Iceland's most famous outlaw, Fjalla Eyvindur (1714-1783). He and his wife Halla are said to have survived 20 years in the highlands where most thermal areas are associated with them. In the notes: Eyvindarhver, the hot spring where they did their cooking and Eyvindarkofi, the lava cave which served as their shelter. Tumulus in einem Lavafeld bei Hveravellir. Tumuli entstehen aus erstarrter Lavakruste, die durch den Druck noch flüssiger Pahoehoe-Lava darunter angehoben wird, typisch sind die axialen Risse. Dieser Tumulus wurde von Islands berühmtestem Outlaw, Fjalla Eyvindur (1714-1783), als Schafpferch benutzt. Er und seine Frau Halla sollen 20 Jahre im Hochland überlebt haben, fast jede thermale Oase wird mit ihnen in Verbindung gebracht. In den PiPs: Eyvindarhver, die heiße Quelle, die sie als Kochtopf benutzt haben und Eyvindarkofi, eine Lavahöhle, ihre "Wohnung".

Kjalvegur (PiP)

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Highland route 35 (Kjalvegur) traverses the highlands from north to south, starting near Blönduós and leading over the Kjölur plateau between Langjökull and Hofsjökull glaciers to Gullfoss. Since all rivers have been bridged, the 168 km long mountain road can now also be used by normal cars though it is like washboard in many places. This photo was taken near the pass at Bláfell looking south.

Möðrudalsöræfi Panorama

12 Jul 2014 9 8 570
View from the pass over Möðrudalsfjallgarður. What is now road 901 used to be part of the ring road until 2005. Möðrudalsöræfi consists of dolerite and palagonite bedrock with cones and ridges from late ice age fissure eruptions. Large size: www.ipernity.com/doc/523247/35794459/sizes/o

Desolation of Mordor

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Möðrudalsöræfi seen from the viewpoint on Road 901/ Möðrudalsleið. A barren wilderness of cones and ridges from subglacial fissure eruptions during the last ice age. A panorama of the whole vista in colour: www.ipernity.com/doc/523247/35794459

Möðrudalur Church (PiP)

12 Jul 2014 6 8 531
Möðrudalur (469m) is the highest and most isolated populated place in Iceland. It has been a working (sheep) farm since settlement times. The church was built in 1949 by farmer Jón Stefánsson in memory of his late wife.He also painted the picture over the altar (see note).

Slórfell from F905

12 Jul 2014 8 6 519
Road F905 branches south near Möðrudalur, passing along the palagonite range of Möðrudalsfjallgarður until connecting with F910 towards Askja. In dry and windy weather the area is prone to sandstorms.

Herðubreið, the queen of Icelandic mountains

12 Jul 2014 22 14 750
Herðubreið (1682m) is a classic tuya (subglacial volcano) topped by a 300m thick subaerial lava shield. The photo was taken near the bridge over River Kreppá, the lava and pumice in the foreground stem from Askja eruptions.

On Highland Road F910-Austurleið (PiP)

12 Jul 2014 10 6 885
After the Kreppá bridge F910 meanders through Krepputunga before doubling back to cross Jökulsá a Fjöllum. Móberg ridge Herðubreiðartögl and table volcano Herðubreið can be seen in the background, the foreground is filled with lava and pumice from Askja eruption. Version with selective colouring added!

River Kreppá and Austurleið

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Highland Road F910 and river Kreppá, the major tributary of Jökulsá a Fjöllum. A jökulhlaup (glacier outburst flood) from Vatnajökull would reach this area in less than 3 hours: avd.is/is/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Jokulhlaup_kort_Holuhraun_20141017.png

Jökulsá a Fjöllum and Askja

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The photo was taken from the bridge over Jökulsá a Fjöllum, where mountain road F910 crosses the river. Askja can be seen in the background.

Jökulsá a Fjöllum and Upptyppingar

12 Jul 2014 4 6 585
Jökulsá a Fjöllum, originating from Vatnajökull, is Iceland's second longest river (206km) and the one with the largest drainage basin. During holocene eruptions of Bárðarbunga jökulhlaups with a peak discharge of 900,000 m³ per second have occured along the river.


12 Jul 2014 7 8 524
Upptyppingar is a móberg ridge in the Askja fissure swarm. In the foreground lava and pumice from Askja eruptions can be seen.


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Highland road F 910 traversing an area of pumice from the 1875 VEI 5 eruption of Askja central volcano. The northern part of the caldera can be seen in the background.


12 Jul 2014 10 18 795
F 894 (Öskjuvatnsvegur) leading into Askja caldera through ʻAʻā- lava flows stemming from the fissure eruption in 1961. 10-Week Picture Projects: Opposites, Week 10: Bumpy

Askja Caldera (PiP)

12 Jul 2014 14 16 723
In Askja Caldera - to the right is the snow covered track to Öskjuvatn, to the left one of the craters of Vikruborgir, eruption site of 1961. Inset photos: scoria from the 1961 eruption (not sure about the yellow stuff)

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