Post by belgiumreporter on Dec 1, 2019 6:20:43 GMT -5
This is the Godafoss waterfall in the river Skjálfandafljót
40Km upstream is the aldeyjarfoss waterfall,
once we needed to leave the car behind (no 4x4) t took us a 2hour rain and windswept hike to get there,despite our wheather gear we were soaked up to our underwear.To add to our misery, the fields of blue lupines wich were supposed to be in full bloom that time of the year, didn't survive the storm and no flowers were left.On a positive? note, despite Iceland is said to be flooded by mass tourism, once you leave the "golden circle" circuit you can drive/ hike for hours without meeting a living soul, the lonelyness and closeness to nature then becomes overwhelming. These shots were made with the infra red converted D70s.
It is a wonderful country, we went 150km across the lava desert and didn't meet another soul. It was like a black Mars. When we got to the volcano in the middle it was packed. I have no idea where everyone came from.
large 4x4's are essential, the roads through the volcanic areas are littered with rocks the size of cricket balls or bigger and some roads have signs saying only 4x4s allowed.