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...
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