Ljótipollur Vistas

Day 74. 12th September. Ljótipollur, Highlands, Iceland.

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After spending the morning at Landmannalaugar, I drove to Ljótipollur, only seven kilometres away.  This is on the way but I can’t be sure exactly where.  It’s raining at this point.  You can see the raindrops on the lens.

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The track into Ljótipollur is a road but I’ve just drawn a rough dotted line because the mapping interface I’m using (“Tyre”) doesn’t show that road.

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From near the Ljótipollur parking area, we are looking back at the road up and the landscape beyond.  I will show another view of this is a later post, with more snow.

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Ljótipollur is a volcanic lake but it is not this one.  there are spectacular views in many directions from here.  I can know approximately where I was when I took the photograph but not the direction I was facing.

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All images in this post are taken from the caldera walls of Ljótipollur.  I will show some images of Ljótipollur itself in the next post.

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This is not a place to stand to close to the edge because there is a lot of fine scoria that might give an uncertain footing.

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Highlands, Iceland, Landscape, Ljótipollur, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Wilderness .

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Highlands, Iceland, Landscape, Ljótipollur, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Wilderness .

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Highlands, Iceland, Landscape, Ljótipollur, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Wilderness

Rain and mist was descending and lifting and here it had set in for a while.  We are looking up Veiðovotn at a watery maze associated with the Tungnaá river.

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Highlands, Iceland, Landscape, Ljótipollur, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Wilderness .

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Highlands, Iceland, Landscape, Ljótipollur, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Wilderness .

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Highlands, Iceland, Landscape, Ljótipollur, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Wilderness

The same Veiðovotn view as earlier with the weather largely cleared.

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Highlands, Iceland, Landscape, Ljótipollur, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Wilderness .

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Highlands, Iceland, Landscape, Ljótipollur, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Wilderness .

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Highlands, Iceland, Landscape, Ljótipollur, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Wilderness .

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Highlands, Iceland, Landscape, Ljótipollur, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Wilderness

Some of these views were majestic indeed and probably a photograph cannot fully convey what it was like being there.  There is a power line in the bottom of this one though which disturbs the sense of isolation a touch.

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Highlands, Iceland, Landscape, Ljótipollur, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Wilderness .

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5 comments on “Ljótipollur Vistas

  1. Robert D. Hayes, D.O. says:

    Mind boggling scenery Murray!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Stunning. But looks chilly though….

    Liked by 1 person

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