Image: Örvar Atli Þorgeirsson
A glacier river near the Jökulgil canyon
In this shot, an icy river runs over pebbles as it emerges from the Jökulgil canyon. Despite its inviting beauty, the canyon was a mysterious place for a long time. Worried that outlaws might be hiding in the area, farmers were often too afraid to search Jökulgil for their lost sheep. Really, though, they were more likely to stumble across one of the canyon’s many hot springs than any signs of human life, hostile or not.