I just returned from a great camping trip with six fellow travelers. We didn’t have luck on our side in terms of weather and there was nowhere to escape as all of Iceland was getting rain and strong winds for days. We started in the Southeast and photographed at the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon and it’s nearby amazing black beach where icebergs drift ashore. Those first two days were quite good and we got a fantastic sunset at the lagoon and a beautiful sunrise at the nearby Fjallsárlón lagoon. We then headed into the highlands to Landmannalaugar but broke camp and retreated to the Hrauneyjar motel when the forecast warned of a rainstorm in the area. Kerlingarfjöll mountains was our base for the next couple of days and when the weather improved we moved back into Landmannalaugar and the Fjallabak region. In spite of challenging conditions, lots of rain and often very strong wind, there were many unique photographic opportunities and we made the best of those moments. Thanks Ed, Cristoph, Bruce, Jeff, Srini and Curtis for a memorable trip through Iceland’s wilderness.
Curtis Budden has been posting images from the trip on a daily basis and will continue doing so on a Northern Iceland tour that starts in a couple of days. You can follow his daily photos here.
The image above is from the sunrise at Fjallsárlón lagoon. The three below are from Hveradalir in Kerlingarfjöll, Jarlhettur by Langjökull glacier and the river Rauðufossakvísl at Fjallabak.