claudia

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Days of travel: 5 Gatklettur , "Hellnar Arch", is a naturally formed stone arch between Arnarstapi and Hellnar on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. It is formed over time by the erosion due to the movements of the North Atlantic Ocean. Iceland Landscape_Collection Beach Beauty In Nature Blue Day Horizon Horizon Over Water Iceland_collection Land Landscapes Nature No People Outdoors Rock Rock - Object Rock Formation Scenics - Nature Sea Sky Solid Tranquil Scene Tranquility Travel Destinations Water
Days of travel: 8 Norðurland eystra, Road 1. Freedom Iceland Lifestyle Walk this Way Wildlife Photography Arms Outstretched Arms Raised Day Freedom Human Arm Iceland_collection Leisure Activity Lifestyles Men Nature One Person Outdoors Real People Rear View Roadtrip Sky Snow Standing Tattoos Walking
Goðafoss, the "waterfall of the gods", Northeastern Region The river has its origin deep in the Icelandic highland and runs from the highland through the Bárðardalur valley, from Sprengisandur in the Highlands. Around the year 999 the lawspeaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði made Christianity the official religion of Iceland. According to a modern myth, it is said that upon returning from the Alþingi, Þorgeir threw his statues of the Norse gods into the waterfall. Iceland Beauty In Nature Clear Sky Cliff Day Flowing Flowing Water Iceland Trip Iceland_collection Land Long Exposure Motion Nature No People Outdoors Power In Nature Rock Rock - Object Rock Formation Scenics - Nature Sky Solid Water Waterfall Waterfront
Arnarstapi, Snaefellsnes Peninsula Iceland Snaefellsnes Peninsula Beauty In Nature Clear Sky Day Environment Iceland_collection Idyllic Lake Land Landscape Mountain Mountain Peak Nature No People Non-urban Scene Outdoors Reflection Scenics - Nature Sky Snowcapped Mountain Tranquil Scene Tranquility Travel Destinations Water
The Emerald Ocean - Days of travel: 7 - Eldhraun Lava Field in Suðurland, Þjóðvegur 1 - One of the most spectacular moss blanket is located on the southern coast of Iceland. The Eldhraun Lava Field was created in one of the most devastating event in recorded history, the Lakagígar eruption. In just eight months from 1783 to 1784, about 15 cubic kilometers of basalt lava surfaced, covering 600 square kilometers. It is the third largest lava flow on Earth after the end of the Ice Age. The eruption was felt Europe as well. In Great Britain, that summer was known as the Sand-Summer due to the fallout of ash. Many historians have also speculated that the haze created by the eruption blocked sunlight in Europe and may have eventually triggered the French Revolution. Today the rugged landscape is covered by a spectacular green moss blanket. Iceland Nude-Art Beauty In Nature Cloud - Sky Day Environment Flowing Green Color Iceland Trip Iceland_collection Idyllic Land Landscape Mountain Nature Non-urban Scene Nudeartphotography Nüde Art. Outdoors Plant Rock Scenics - Nature Sky Tranquil Scene Tranquility This Is My Skin #FREIHEITBERLIN
Seljalandsfoss waterfall along Iceland’s southern coast is fed by melting water from the famed glacier-capped Eyjafjallajokull volcano Iceland Beauty In Nature Cloud - Sky Day Environment Falling Water Flowing Flowing Water Geology Motion Nature No People Non-urban Scene Outdoors Power In Nature Rock Rock - Object Rock Formation Scenics - Nature Seljalandsfoss Sky Spraying Water Water_collection Waterfall
Days of travel: 8 105 kilometres (65 miles) south of the Arctic Circle. Iceland Myvatn Beach Beautiful Woman Beauty Beauty In Nature Contemplation Day Hairstyle Iceland Trip Iceland_collection Leisure Activity Lifestyles Looking Nature One Person Outdoors Real People Sky Sunlight Water Water_collection Wet Young Adult Young Women #FREIHEITBERLIN
Days of travel: 8 Steam clouds in Hverarond, the geothermal site in the Myvatn area. Iceland Arid Climate Beauty In Nature Bright Emitting Environment Geology Hot Spring Iceland_collection Land Landscape Lens Flare Nature No People Non-urban Scene Outdoors Power In Nature Scenics - Nature Sky Smoke - Physical Structure Steam Sun Sunlight Tranquil Scene Tranquility
Days of travel: 5 Londrangar cliffs The dramatic Londrangar sea stacks are volcanic basalt plugs that rise from the sea shore on the southern end of the Snaefellsnes peninsula in West Iceland. These sea stacks, 75 meters and 61 meters high, respectively, and the hill Svalthufa, are the remains of a crater which has been eroded to its present form by sea and winds. The farmers in the area never made or make hay on the hill, because it is said to belong to the elves living there. Also, there is a legend of a man coming across the Devil in this area. The world tungl (moon) has been said to be the hardest word of Icelandic to rhyme. According to a story, there’s only ever been one man capable of finding a rhyme for it, a famous poet called Kolbeinn Jöklaskáld. One time Kolbeinn sat at Þúfubjarg (tussock cliffs) with the Devil and they competed in composing poems. For the first half of the night the Devil would compose the first two lines and Kolbeinn would have to find a match for them, then they would change this so that for the rest of the night it would be Kolbeinn’s turn to begin the poems. If either one could not answer the other he would be thrown down the cliffs. The competition went on through the night, neither side proving to be less smarter than the other. Finally Kolbeinn took his knife, held it up towards the full moon and started a poem with these lines: Horfðu í þessa egg, egg undir þetta tungl, tungl. [Look at this blade, blade / Under this moon, moon] The devil tried and tried but eventually he had to give up and said: “That is not poetry anymore, Kolbeinn!” Kolbeinn then continued the poem himself thus: Ég steypi þér þá með legg, legg lið sem hrærir ungl ungl. [I cast you with a leg, leg / joint that stirs the wrist, wrist] So was the devil thrown down from the cliffs and into the sea, and tried never again to compete with Kolbeinn Jöklaskáld in poetry. Iceland Activity Adventure Beauty In Nature Climbing Cloud - Sky Day Formation Hiking Iceland_collection Leisure Activity Lifestyles Low Angle View Mountain Mountain Peak Nature Outdoors People Rock Rock - Object Rock Formation Scenics - Nature Sky Solid Surreal #FREIHEITBERLIN
Days of travel: 8 Austfirðir, the Eastfjords Get into the car We'll be the passenger We'll ride through the city tonight We'll see the city's ripped backsides We'll see the bright and hollow sky We'll see the stars that shine so bright The sky was made for us tonight We'll see the winding ocean drive And everything was made for you and me All of it was made for you and me 'Cause it just belongs to you and me So let's take a ride and see what's mine Couple Iceland Road Adult Car Casual Clothing Day Iceland_collection Land Vehicle Leisure Activity Lifestyles Men Mode Of Transportation Motor Vehicle People Portrait Real People Road Trip Roadtrip Smile Togetherness Transportation Two People Vehicle Interior Women #FREIHEITBERLIN
Days of travel: 7 Reynisdrangar are basalt sea stacks situated under Reynisfjall mountain, framed by a black sand beach. According to Icelandic legend, these large basalt columns were once trolls engaged in trying to pull ships from the ocean by night. However, the dawn quickly arose, and when daylight broke they turned into needles of rock. Another legend tells of a husband whose wife was kidnapped and killed by two trolls. The man followed the trolls down to Reynisfjara where he froze them, ensuring that they would never kill again. Iceland Iceland Memories Travel Photography Beach Beauty In Nature Black Sand Beach Cloud - Sky Day Horizon Horizon Over Water Iceland_collection Land Nature No People Non-urban Scene Rock Rock - Object Rock Formation Scenics - Nature Sea Sky Solid Tranquil Scene Tranquility Water
Days of travel: 8 Hot spring shower near Krafla/Viti Crater hike Iceland Travel Travel Photography Young Beauty In Nature Cloud - Sky Day Iceland Trip Iceland_collection Land Leisure Activity Lifestyle Photography Lifestyles Nature Non-urban Scene One Person Outdoors Real People Shirtless Skin Sky Water Wet Young Adult Young Men This Is My Skin #FREIHEITBERLIN
Days of travel: 5 Diamond beach, by Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in southeast Iceland Iceland Iceland Memories Travel Beauty In Nature Cold Temperature Diamond Beach Environment Frozen Glacier Ice Iceberg Iceberg - Ice Formation Iceland_collection Lagoon Nature No People Outdoors Rock Sea Snow Solid Tranquil Scene Tranquility Water Winter
Days of travel: 5 Snæfellsnes Peninsula Iceland Iceland Memories Snaefellsnes Peninsula Adventure Beauty In Nature Cold Temperature Day Environment Full Length Group Of People Hiking Iceland Trip Iceland_collection Leisure Activity Mountain Mountain Range Nature Outdoors Real People Rear View Scenics - Nature Sky Snow Snowcapped Mountain Travel Destinations Focus On The Story
Days of travel: 8 105 kilometres (65 miles) south of the Arctic Circle. Iceland Myvatn Beautiful Woman Beauty Day Front View Girl Hairstyle Hot Spring Iceland Trip Iceland_collection Leisure Activity Lens Flare Lifestyles Looking At Camera Nature One Person Outdoors Portrait Real People Sunlight Water Women Young Adult Young Women
Days of travel: 6 Gljúfrafoss or Gljúfrabúi ("the one who lives in the gorge") The falls tumble down from the Gljúfurá River over 60 meters. The river runs from Tröllagilsmýri (Troll Gorge Marsh) into the northern edge of a lava field which was formed in the volcanic eruptions in Eyjafjallajökull at the beginning of Holocene. There is a certain mystique over the waterfall because it falls into a deep chasm, while in front of it there is much palagonite rock that blocks the waterfall so that only the very top of it is visible from the outside. Even if the falls are partially obscured by its own canyon hikers can wade into the narrow gorge below the cliff, where the water plummets to a small pool. The boulder that blocks the waterfall is called Franskanef. Previously, people believed that it and the surrounding cliffs were the residences of huldufólk or "hidden people". Iceland Nature Photography Beauty In Nature Environment Falling Water Flowing Flowing Water Forest Iceland Trip Iceland_collection Land Motion Nature Nature_collection Outdoors Power Power In Nature Rainforest Rock Rock - Object Scenics - Nature Water Water_collection Waterfall Waterfall_collection #FREIHEITBERLIN
Days of travel: 7 . Svínafellsjökull glacier . A glacial tongue from Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Iceland covering more than 8 percent of the country, and the largest ice cap in Europe by volume. A frozen landscape of white ice broken by blue crevasses, forged by harsh winters and angry volcanic forces. The brownish colour of the water comes from black ash deposits collected during the eruptions on the glacier. At the base of the path there's a metal plaque memorializing two German hikers who went on the glacier in 2007 and made no return. Iceland Beauty In Nature Cold Cold Temperature Environment Environmental Issues Frozen Glacier Ice Iceberg Iceland_collection Landscape Melting Mountain Nature No People Outdoors Polar Climate Scenics - Nature Snow Snowcapped Mountain Tranquil Scene Tranquility Water Winter
Days of travel: 6 Sólheimasandur Plane Wreck On Saturday Nov 24 1973, the United States Navy airplane - a Douglas Super DC-3 - was forced to crash land on Sólheimasandur black-sand beach. The plane was falling over Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe, and plummeting directly toward a jagged 5,000-foot peak. The main pilot put out a mayday and frantically tried to restart the engines. Just then, Lieutenant Gregory Fletcher, a 26-year-old pilot in training, grabbed the controls deciding to veer south and ditch the plane in the ocean. He knew that hypothermia would set in after about 15 seconds, but colliding with the icy crag would kill them all instantly. When the plane tore out of the clouds, Fletcher realized that they were gliding over "some goddamn thing that looked like the moon." He lowered the plane parallel to the shore, used the frozen black-sand beach as a runway, and skidded 90 feet over a sand dune before slowing to a stop 20 feet from the ocean. The crew all survived the impact, but the plane was abandoned rather than recovered, meaning the weather-beaten remains are still standing at the crash site, deserted in a haunting, post-apocalyptic grave. The story behind its final descent has remained a mystery. No one seems to know why exactly this thing crashed, why it was abandoned, and why it's still lying on the beach. And even the date of the crash is shrouded in mystery - while the Aviation Safety Network reports that the airplane went down on November 24, an Icelandic newspaper suggests it actually crashed on November 21. Abandoned Places Crash Iceland Abandoned Air Vehicle Airplane Bad Condition Broken Cloud - Sky Cold Temperature Crash Damaged Demolished Deterioration Iceland Trip Iceland_collection Land Nature No People Obsolete Old Outdoors Ruined Run-down Travel Adventures In The City This Is My Skin
Gullfoss, the "Golden Falls" One of Iceland’s most iconic waterfalls is found on the Hvítá river canyon. The water travels from the glacier Langjökull, finally cascading 32m down two stages in a dramatic display of nature’s raw power. Gullfoss was at the centre of much controversy regarding foreign investors and their desire to profit off Iceland’s nature. In 1907, an English businessman harboured ambitions to use its energy to fuel a hydroelectric plant. The owner, a farmer named Tómas Tómasson, declined the offer to purchase the land, stating famously “I will not sell my friend!”. He would, however, go on to lease the land, inadvertently beginning the first chapter of Icelandic environmentalism. It was Tómas’ daughter, Sigríður, who would lead the charge, hurriedly saving her own money to hire a lawyer. The legal battle was a struggle, forcing her to travel many times by foot to Reykjavík only to keep the trial moving. Circumstances became so difficult that she threatened to throw herself into the waterfall if any construction began. In 1929, the waterfall fell back into the hands of the Icelandic people. Today, Sigríður Tómasdóttir is recognised for her perseverance in protecting Gullfoss and is often hailed as Iceland’s first environmentalist. Her contribution is forever marked in stone; a plaque detailing her plight sits at the top of Gullfoss. Gullfoss Waterfall Iceland Travel Photography Beauty In Nature Blurred Motion Day Environment Flowing Flowing Water Gullfoss Iceland Trip Iceland_collection Land Nature No People Non-urban Scene Outdoors Power In Nature Rock Scenics - Nature Sky Travel Destinations Travelphotography Water Waterfall
Beware of ghosts. Days of travel: 7 Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon "a ghostly procession of luminous blue icebergs" Stone, Andrew. 'Scandinavian Europe' (2009) Iceland Travel Photography Beauty In Nature Blue Cold Temperature Day Hair Horizon Over Water Iceberg Iceland Trip Iceland_collection Long Hair Nature One Person Outdoors Roadtrip Sea Side View Sky Travel Destinations Travelphotography Water Winter Young Adult Young Women Visual Creativity Focus On The Story #FREIHEITBERLIN
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