Stakkholtsgjá in Iceland
Thórsmörk is a mountain ridge in Iceland that was named after the Norse god Thor. It is situated in the south of Iceland between the glaciers Tindfjallajökull and Eyjafjallajökull.Source: Wikipedia
Shot with a ILCE-7R. Exposure: 20, Aperture: 5.6, Focal Length: 16.0, ISO: 2500
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- According to legend, the first Viking settler in the area, Þrasi Þórólfsson, buried a treasure in a cave behind the waterfall. The legend continues that locals found the chest years later, but were only able to grasp the ring on the side of the chest before it disappeared again. The ring was allegedly given to the local church. The old church door ring is now in a museum. I wanted to capture this waterfall associated with this legend. Searching for Þrasi’s chest of gold.
- This photo was taken at the base of the incredibly beautiful Sólheimajökull glacier. To get here, follow the path from the parking lot - it’s an easy, scenic walk that offers the amazing opportunity to walk directly up to the glacier. While it is recommended that you have the proper equipment and a guide to hike Sólheimajökull, there is an area at the very beginning where anyone can stand on the glacier and experience it up close to get this shot.⛰Read more details from our team on our website - https://globecityguide.com/destinations/europe/iceland/attractions/solheimajokull
- here is the famous waterfall in Iceland. Ok one of many! This is a throwback to June. And I can tell you, it wasn’t very summery. In fact, it was damn cold outside and it rained on us every single day! I was pretty surprised it didn’t snow this day. My hands were actually numb from from holding the Canon but I managed! It was well worth it! This is a fantastic place. I highly recommend the trip if you can make it. I hope to get there in the winter for the northern lights. The spent the whole day just on the ring with plenty to see. Five days surely was just enough leaving me hungry for more!
Black Sand Beach
- An incredible slow shutter speed shot of the iconic Black Sand Beach in Vik Iceland during the winter months with only a few hours of daylight. The sun was setting far off in the distance, beaming through the clouds and reflecting off the water retracting back into the ocean. I shot this with a 10 stop ND filter and a 30 second shutter.
- Dyrhólaey is only a quick 20 minute drive from the town of Vik along the southern coast of Iceland and offers this magnificent view of an endless coastline. We highly recommend adding this as a stop if you’re in the area! Read more details from our team about visiting Dyrhólaey on our website - http://globecityguide.com/destinations/europe/iceland/attractions/dyrholaey
- Day well spent - our first year anniversary (Sept1, 2019). Interesting fact about this village and the church - Vik lies south of #myrdalsjokull glacier which is on top of #katla volcano. Kalta has not erupted since 1918 and there are speculations that an eruption may occur soon. An eruption could melt enough ice to trigger flash flood, that could wipe out the entire village. The church located high on the hill is believed to be the only building that could survive such a flood. People of Vik practice periodic drills to rush to the church at the first sign of eruption. (Source: wikipedia)
- Driving the flat pass through Þjóðvegur, Iceland, we happened upon a group of wild horses. After shooting for 5-10 mins I spotted this little ruined house and wen’t to take a quick snap of it. It seemed like a filthy juxtaposition in the middle of all of this untouched beauty. Surprisingly there was one more horse, tucked away inside and sheltering himself from the wind and cold.
- Hiking to extremes on Iceland’s Laugavegur Trail Hiking in Iceland evokes a sense of freedom that reaches an unparalleled magnitude. As you follow hiking trails flanked by bold rock formations and purple Arctic flora, you realize that Iceland’s mighty nature stands before you, unaltered by humans, just as it has for thousands of years.
- We slept about 4h in the car and woke up at 6:00am. When we hiked this place we were in the fog but at least we found this gorgeous point of view and we spent some times after the shoot to enjoy the view. It was one of the best Canyon I’ve ever seen in my life and I could stay here for a while.