The Highlands of Iceland 2016 Workshop Update

Yesterday Daniel Bergmann and I kicked off the first of two back-to-back workshops in the Highlands of Iceland. We are currently at our base of Hrauneyjar, where we’ll be located for the next three nights. From here we plan to explore the magnificent Fjallabak Nature reserve, which includes the Landmannalaugar area and other less known highland pearls, such as the Veidivotn region. We are particularly hopeful of some spectacular midnight sun light in the Landmannalaugar area as this region can be truly phenomenal when conditions co-operate.Super Moon Rising at Landmannalaugar #2 IcelandWe will then ravel across the Sprengisandur route that crosses the interior of the island and and make our way to Lake Myvatn in the north, where we’ll spend the next three nights. Once there we’ll photograph the waterfalls of Skjalfandi river (Godafoss and Aldeyjarfoss), plus the Dettifoss and Selfoss waterfalls in Jokulsa river. We’ll also explore the geothermal areas close to Myvatn and if the weather allows, make an excursion to Askja, in the northen highlands, where we’ll be able to see and photograph Iceland’s latest lava field at Holurhraun, plus the Askja caldera itself._MG_4121-Edit22014Once we have concluded our stay at Myvatn we’ll travel west along the northern coast and overnight near the Vatnsnes Peninsula. Hvitserkur sea stack will be one of our main subjects at Vatnsnes, along with other coastal features.

The following day we’ll travel to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, where we’ll spend the last two days of our trip. At Snaefellsnes we’ll photograph the iconic Kirkjufell mountain and the spectacular coast at Arnarstapi and Hellnar, on the southern tip of the peninsula.ArnastapiFrom Snaefellsnes there is a three hour journey back to the Keflavik international airport where we will conclude our trip on the 23rd of August. For now though its time to grab our gear and head out into the Highlands…

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