Blahnukur (Blue Peak) is an amazing blue-tinged mountain in the incredible Landmannalaugar area of Iceland.
We visited as part of a personalised photo tour, trekking a fair way up this peak, before returning to the base and then hiking around an adjacent lava field.
Landmannalaugar is an area that represents so much of Iceland in my mind. It is an absolutely massive landscape in a reasonaby small area.
This image of the two of us was captured by Kaspars Denisz of Iceland Photo Tours, who conducted a fabulous tour.
Near Lake Myvatn in Iceland's north, Grjótagjá is a cave formed from lava with a geothermal pool where the water is about 50C. It is very easy to access, with the entrance to the cave only metres from the car park. A short scramble in the cave brings you to the pool with its crystal clear waters. This is one of the many fascintating places you can discover if you take the time to slow down and look around. As an aside, this cave was the famous location where Ygritte and Jon Snow got together in the fifth season of Game of Thrones.
On the drive from Seydifjordur to Hofn we chanced by this scenic lake on the side of the road. With time in our schedule, we were able to take a moment and stop to reflect on the stunning landscape.
After several overcast days, the reflections in the water on the sunny day were spectacular.
A brief stop provided some lasting memories.
Having driven from Seydifjordur we arrived at the Fosshotel Vatnajökull, our lodging near Hofn, after dark. On waking the next morning we looked out the hotel-room window to discover something quite unexpected—a beautiful view of a glacier.
This is actually one of approximately 30 'outlet glaciers' of the Vatnajökull glacier—the largest ice cap in Iceland, and the second largest in Europe.
This was a wonderful site to take in, and we adjusted our schedule on our second morning to delay our departure so we could sit a while in the hotel lounge and enjoy the view while having a hot chocolate.