Iceland 2013 - to the mountains!

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RJD79 Regular Member • Posts: 135
Iceland 2013 - to the mountains!
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Dear fellow photo enthusiasts,

This past summer I traveled to Iceland - again, for the second time after 2011. Apart from having fun shooting all these breathtaking landscapes I also had a great time driving a Land Cruiser on remote highland roads.

Please find below a selection of pictures. A broader selection has been uploaded to panoramio (navigate with left/right keys). You may also be interested to watch a video of this trip here and if you are really into Iceland you can check out an extensive road report right here .

Your comments are welcome!

Best regards,

János Rajki (from Hungary)

Seltun

Geysir (Stokkur)

Kerlingarfjöll

Plane wreck

Eldgjá

Somewhere in the highlands

Markarfljót gorge

Maelifellssandur

Reynisfjara

Raudaskal

Raudufossafjöll

Raudfossakvisl

Jokulsarlon

Sveinstindur

Lakagigar

Tjarnagigar

Dyrholaey

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2esetters
2esetters Senior Member • Posts: 1,978
Re: Iceland 2013 - to the mountains!

Very nice series.  Love Iceland although have only seen the Southwest corner.  Plan to return and do the circle route plus a few interior excursion in the couple of years.

How did you manage to get the geyser all to yourself?

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BlueJakester
BlueJakester Senior Member • Posts: 2,967
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Beautiful photos. Fascinating part of the world. Thanks for posting them.

Jake

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OP RJD79 Regular Member • Posts: 135
Re: Iceland 2013 - to the mountains!

2esetters wrote:

Very nice series. Love Iceland although have only seen the Southwest corner. Plan to return and do the circle route plus a few interior excursion in the couple of years.

How did you manage to get the geyser all to yourself?

thanks.

the Geysir is easily accessible by car, any car. and you can walk right up to it, to about 15 meters distance.

or did i misunderstand your question?

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Reilly Diefenbach
Reilly Diefenbach Forum Pro • Posts: 13,588
Re: Iceland 2013 - to the mountains!

What a place!  Nice work, Janos.

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2esetters
2esetters Senior Member • Posts: 1,978
Re: Iceland 2013 - to the mountains!

RJD79 wrote:

2esetters wrote:

Very nice series. Love Iceland although have only seen the Southwest corner. Plan to return and do the circle route plus a few interior excursion in the couple of years.

How did you manage to get the geyser all to yourself?

thanks.

the Geysir is easily accessible by car, any car. and you can walk right up to it, to about 15 meters distance.

or did i misunderstand your question?

Sorry, I wasn't very clear.  When I visited the Geysir, there was a hoard of people constantly standing and watching (2 large tour buses full).  It was impossible to get a clear shot.  Your photo shows the Geysir off quite well, with only a few people that provide it some scale.

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OP RJD79 Regular Member • Posts: 135
Re: Iceland 2013 - to the mountains!

2esetters wrote:

RJD79 wrote:

2esetters wrote:

Very nice series. Love Iceland although have only seen the Southwest corner. Plan to return and do the circle route plus a few interior excursion in the couple of years.

How did you manage to get the geyser all to yourself?

thanks.

the Geysir is easily accessible by car, any car. and you can walk right up to it, to about 15 meters distance.

or did i misunderstand your question?

Sorry, I wasn't very clear. When I visited the Geysir, there was a hoard of people constantly standing and watching (2 large tour buses full). It was impossible to get a clear shot. Your photo shows the Geysir off quite well, with only a few people that provide it some scale.

tour buses come and go, you just need some luck to avoid them we were there at 5-6pm, most tours probably come earlier.

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OP RJD79 Regular Member • Posts: 135
Re: Iceland 2013 - to the mountains!

Reilly Diefenbach wrote:

What a place! Nice work, Janos.

thank you sir

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Bing Chow Senior Member • Posts: 2,036
Re: Iceland 2013 - to the mountains!

Awesome! I love the third one, Kerlingarfjöll!

twan Senior Member • Posts: 2,444
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Did you camp during the trip or did you return each evening to a hotel somewhere?

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OP RJD79 Regular Member • Posts: 135
Re: Iceland 2013 - to the mountains!

twan wrote:

Did you camp during the trip or did you return each evening to a hotel somewhere?

no, i am not compatible with camping... especially not in a country with a climate like Iceland

we had 2 accommodations, first in Hella for 5 days and the other one a bit more east for 3 days. we did daily tours.

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fireplace33
fireplace33 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,268
Re: Iceland 2013 - to the mountains!

RJD79 wrote:

twan wrote:

Did you camp during the trip or did you return each evening to a hotel somewhere?

no, i am not compatible with camping... especially not in a country with a climate like Iceland

we had 2 accommodations, first in Hella for 5 days and the other one a bit more east for 3 days. we did daily tours.

Great set!
Your landscapes are really nice and the plane wreck is something special too.
I went camping in Iceland in a smallish tent about 23 years ago, my wife started the night with 5 jumpers on!

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capturef22 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,578
Re: Iceland 2013 - to the mountains!

Simply breathtaking and exquisite images of a fascinating land--thanks so much for posting them!

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