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January 28, 2016

Starting Out We Encounter A Strangly Changing Landscape…

Filed under: ICELAND,Icelandic Landscape,PHOTOGRAPHY — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Knowing that the hours of daylight during an Iceland Winter are very short, we have been careful to try and make to the most of each day by getting up early, breakfasting and being ready to set out as soon as the sun rose.

On this occasion we head north and east of Reykjavik, towards a large lake called Pingvallavatn and part of the way towards our first destination of today: Laugarvatn.

The weather is changeable to say the least, it appears that both the weather and the landscape change almost with every turn, one moment it’s dark and overcast, the next it’s patchy, then it’s snowing heavily with the wind driving snow across the road.

One area is a complete white out, everywhere around us is white, the sky is a pale grey, and then suddenly a few kilometres later the rocks are bare and the landscape is completely different.

The landscape is rugged and jagged one moment and flat and almost featureless the next. The lake is large and as icily frozen as the others we have seen so far this trip. Interestingly this means that the trip is far from boring, the kids give casual glances up from their iPads but are impressed when the snow gets deep and enveloping. Himself and I find the changing scenery utterly fascinating and compelling in it’s strange, stark, dramatic style.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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