Kjalvegur (PiP)

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  • Rauðihver

    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…

  • Öskurhóll

    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 Sinte…

  • Hveravellir

    HFF everybody! For all who haven't seen the good news from IMA: www.ipernity.com/group/2260604/discuss/1 87672


  • Eyvindarrétt (2xPiP)

    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 (1714-178…

  • Kjalvegur (PiP)

    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…

  • Möðrudalsöræfi Panorama

    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…


  • Desolation of Mordor

    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)

    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…

  • Slórfell from F905

    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

    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)

    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 e…

  • River Kreppá and Austurleið

    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/Jok ulhlaup_kort_Holuhraun_20141017.png


  • Jökulsá a Fjöllum and Askja

    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

    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…

  • Upptyppingar

    Upptyppingar is a móberg ridge in the Askja fissure swarm. In the foreground lava and pumice from Askja eruptions can be seen.


  • Mordor

    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.

  • Vikrahraun

    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)

    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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