Image: Örvar Atli Þorgeirsson
A close-up of Austurbamur
Next, we see a close-up of the amazing colored mountains of Landmannalaugar. The wrinkles and folds of the landscape make up some of the distinctive features of these mountains.
“In late June this summer there was still a lot of snow in the highlands of Landmannalaugar,” recalls Örvar. In fact, there was such an unusually large amount that, according to the photographer, much of the area remained closed until mid-July. The gray streaks on the snow here are the remains of ash from the 2011 Grímsvötn eruption.