Veiðivötn

Day 75. 13th September. Veiðivötn, Highlands, Iceland.

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From Hrauneyfossar, heading towards Veiðivötn, over what appears to be a plain of volcanic mud.

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This is a map for the previous post as well as this one.  In that post, I came in from the Landmannaleið route (not shown except the pin for the end point), briefly visited Ljotipollur, and went on south a short distance to Landmannalaugar.  I then headed back along the road to Hrauneyfoss.  In this post the images show views along the route from Hrauneyfoss to Veiðivötn.  Dotted lines roughly show where I drove around on minor roads nead Veiðivötn.

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The shadows are lengthening.

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And here we are at Veiðivötn.

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There is a small seasonal settlement here, though I did not photograph it.  At the time I arrived they were just closing up for the end of the season

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This lake is Skalavatn, recognisable by the distinctive islands.

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The whole area is a tangle of lakes in a volcanic basin that is also the fissure line of previous eruptions.

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It is probably the centre of trout fishing in the highlands, and was particularly so before some lakes in other areas were stocked.

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9 comments on “Veiðivötn

  1. Wow, these are excellent shots. You are definitely off the beaten track followed by most tours.

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  2. Some really nice landscapes here Murray – great work.

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  3. MJF Images says:

    What a landscape! That plain looks like a classic pumice plain to me. Great job, despite the island being so popular I might have to visit one day.

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    • Murray Foote says:

      Thanks very much Michael! So many wonderful places in Iceland. Obvious places like Jokulsarlon which are easily reached by buses may be filled with people but given a four wheel drive vehicle, or a group of people with one, and then a willingness to walk, there are any number of wonderful remote landscapes with few or no people.

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  4. Amazingly beautiful country. Thank you for sharing these pictures.

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