Iceland | The Land of Fire & Ice | Part IV

There are places in Iceland that make you feel like you're in another world.  This is exemplified in the geothermal areas.  Sulfur steam billows from the earth making a sound similar to a jet engine.  Mud pits gurgle and bubble.   Streams flow with boiling water.  This natural heat from within the earth provides the country with a good portion of its power.  It also supplies many towns with a geothermal heated public pool.


Hverdalir (the valley of hot springs), at Kerlingafjoll, is a geothermal area with scalding rivers and spewing steam.  The area is a unique place for photography.  Vibrant colors, interesting textures & details come together in a vast landscape which includes glaciers.


There are a number of hiking trails throughout the area. 


The photographer standing on the edge of the cliff, in the upper right-hand corner, gives scale to the expansive landscape.  


We arrived in the dark for a sunrise shoot at the Hverir geothermal area in Myvatn.  The atmosphere was very eerie at this time of day.  I felt like I was walking on Mars. 


One of many boiling mud pits...

Camera Gear:
Canon 5D Mark IV
Tamron Lenses (15-30mm f/2.8, 24-70mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/2.8)
Breakthrough Filters (3-stop ND, 6-stop ND, Circular Polarizing Filter)
Really Right Stuff BH-40 Ballhead and TVC-33 Tripod
F-Stop Gear Kashmir Backpack