Saturday, August 30, 2014
Walking on Another Planet
Photos: August 9, 2014
A stop at Hveraröndor Hverir is like arriving on another planet. Nothing seems familiar. Much of the area is too hot to walk on. Visitors have to stick to the paths.
Steam gushes out of fumaroles. The wind sends its plume over the area.
The mountain, Námaskarð, steam coming out of its fissures, is a backdrop to this otherworldly terrain.
Mudpots burble up.
Minerals leave traces of unusual colours on the ground. The smell of sulphur hovers.
Amidst all this boiling it is odd to look up and see snow on a mountain in the distance.
More pictures at : Iceland and Faroe Islands