Iceland Photo Gallery - Weeks 5~6

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1 - Path sloping up
 outer wall of Hverfell Crater
2 - Northward view of Námaskarđ
Pass and Krafla from Hverfell path
3 - Hverfell crater rim looking
westwards towards distant Mývatn
4 - The distinctive 'hump'
   in Hverfell's crater floor

5 - A memorable lunch spot on
 Hverfell volcanic crater rim
6 - Distant snow-streaked Búrfell viewed across Hverfell crater 7 - Contorted lava formations
 and rock pillars at Dimmuborgir
8 - Gothic arched lava-tube cave
  of Kirkja at Dimmuborgir

 
9 - Mývatn Rift across Dalfjall ochre
 ridge line on Námaskarđ Pass
10 - Námafjall solfataras
  spread across valley floor
11 - Boiling mud pools
   at Námafjall solfatara
12 - Bursting bubble of boiling
volcanic mud in Námafjall mud-pot

 
13 - Steam-gushing fumarole
 at Námafjall Solfatara
14 - Lower slopes of Námafjall
 above the Hverir solfataras
15 - North ridge of Námafjall looking
across solfataras to distant Búrfell
16 - Climbing rocky summit
 outcrop of Námafjall ridge

 
17 - North summit ridge of Námafjall
 looking towards Dalfjall and Krafla
18 - Námafjall volcanic mud pool
 with bubble of boiling mud
19 - Stóragjá fissure-cleft
marking line of Mid-Atlantic Ridge
20 - Frog Orchid
  (Dactylorhiza viride)

 
21 - Redwing (Turdus iliacus)
among Stóragjá lava field birches
22 - Steaming hot pool of crystal
clear water in Grjótagjá lava-cave
23 - Grjótagjá fault-line fissure
across Vagahraun lava-scape
24 - Sheila botanising the Vogahraun lava desert

 
25 - Male Redshank (Tringa totanus)
   sounding alarm call
26 - Hlíđardalur with Kröflustod
 power plant and well-heads
27 - Hot Leirhnjúkshraun lava
still steaming from 1984 eruptions
28 - Steaming lava at Leirhnjúkur
filling air with clouds of vapours

 
29 - Bed of steaming lava from
Leirhnjúkshraun 1984 eruptions
30 - Leirhnjúkshraun lava field,
fissures and distant crater of Hófur
31 - Krafla caldera and Viti crater
viewed across Leirhnjúkur lava field
32 - Northern stretch of tarmaced
 Ring Road across Búrfellshraun

 
33 - Barrow's Goldeneye, whose only
European breeding ground is Iceland
34 - Female Harlequin Duck
 at Laxá river
35 - Whimbrel mother and fluffy
  chick by nest on Laxá moorland
36 - Gođafoss waterfalls
     on Skjálfandafljót river

 
37 - Sheila at Gođafoss waterfalls
   (2017 photograph)
38 - Upper Skjálfandafljót river
 dropping over Gođafoss falls
39 - Coventry window in Akureyri
Church portraying the Nunc Dimittis
40 - Akureyri Botanical Gardens
  with specimens of all Iceandic flora

 
41 - Northern Green Orchid
     (Platanthera hyperborea)
42 - Florally lined Kirkjutröppurnar
steps leading up to Akureyri Church
43 - Wooden shops in Hafnarstrćti
  at Akureyri city centre
44 - Converging streets at
Akureyri's Rádhústorg central square

 
45 - Fokker F27 Friendship aircraft
 at Akureyri aviation Museum
46 - Akureyri's restored historic
 wooden houses along Ađalstrćti
47 - Factory ships at Akureyri's
    modern fishing port
48 - Breakfast on a sunny morning
 at Lónsá Guest-house-Camping

 
49 - Súlur ridge and Lambardalsjökull
 glacier on Kerling above Glerárdalur
50 - Site of our 1972 camp spot
  in Upper Glerárdalur
51 - Northern  Green and
   Northern Small White Orchids   
52 - Barbecue on a chilly evening
 at Lónsá Guest-house-Camping
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