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Iceland | The Land of Fire & Ice | Part II

Iceland, a Nordic Island in the North Atlantic Ocean, is considered a European country.  [Nordic countries consist of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway & Sweden and their corresponding territories; the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Svalbard and Åland.]  It has an area of approximately 40,000 square miles with a population of a little over 330,000 people.  It's considered Europe's most sparsely populated country.  [To put it in perspective - the state of Ohio is of similar size but has a population of 11.6 million.]  Reykjavik is Iceland's capitol and largest city.  There are over 10,000 waterfalls in Iceland.  Here are some of the ones I had the opportunity to photograph.

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Sunset shoot at Gygjarfoss near Kerlingarfjoll.  Foss means waterfall in Icelandic.

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Selfoss - the view of this beautiful waterfall is partially blocked by mist created as the Jökulsá á Fjöllum river roars over a 36 foot vertical drop.

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Aleyjarfoss is the second of two beautiful falls in the Skjalfandafljot river. The basalt columns on either side of the falls makes for an absolutely breathtaking waterfall (and a favorite of our Viking - Skarpi).

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Goðafoss is considered one of the most spectacular and popular waterfalls in Iceland.  It is 273 miles from Reykjavik.  But after the long drive it's a short easy walk from the parking lot to the falls.  This image was captured at sunset.

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Somewhere in the highlands...  The installation of a damn was expected to dry up this river bed.  Instead the water has found a way through the lava rock and is leaking out of the sides of the gorge.

My gear:
Canon 5d Mark iv
Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC
Breakthrough filters
F-stop Gear Kashmir Backpack
Really Right Stuff - BH40 Ballhead + TVC-33 Tripod

 

Kerrin Lahr