Image: Örvar Atli Þorgeirsson
Cotton grass blooms around a gorgeous lake.
The scenery is so compelling that it has an almost magnetic effect on visitors. “Our hike, which was intended to be a short hike, ended being a 20 km [12.4 mi] 8 hour hike,” says photographer Örvar Atli Þorgeirsson, who took these spectacular images. “We were endlessly drawn by new interesting landscape features around the corner. It was a tiring but rewarding outing.”