Jökulheimaleið 1

Day 76. 14th September. Jökulheimaleið, Highlands, Iceland.

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F229, Highlands, Hrauneyfoss, Iceland, Jökulheimaleiđ, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Veiðivötn, Wilderness

This is the first of two posts in a dramatic black and white landscape.  Snow on scoria.

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F229, Highlands, Hrauneyfoss, Iceland, Jökulheimaleiđ, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Veiðivötn, Wilderness

I spent the night at Veiðivötn but I was having trouble with my vehicle.  The roof wound up for sleeping and I could still get it up and down but the mechanism had partly broken.  I rang up JS Campers and they drove out from Reykjavik, met me at Hrauneyfoss and swapped for another vehicle.  Great service!  So while I was at Hrauneyfoss I had a restaurant meal and filled up with petrol.  Then I headed off back towards Veiðivötn but instead turned off along the Jökulheimaleið or F229.  That leads to some huts at Jökulheimar and a glacier view but I didn’t get that far.

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F229, Highlands, Hrauneyfoss, Iceland, Jökulheimaleiđ, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Veiðivötn, Wilderness

There were still a few living plants.

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F229, Highlands, Hrauneyfoss, Iceland, Jökulheimaleiđ, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Veiðivötn, Wilderness

The camper, red the previous day, had turned blue.  Not for long as it would turn out though.

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F229, Highlands, Hrauneyfoss, Iceland, Jökulheimaleiđ, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Veiðivötn, Wilderness .

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F229, Highlands, Hrauneyfoss, Iceland, Jökulheimaleiđ, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Veiðivötn, Wilderness

We might be in Egypt with pyramids covered in snow or looking at sand dunes, but no, neither of those.

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F229, Highlands, Hrauneyfoss, Iceland, Jökulheimaleiđ, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Veiðivötn, Wilderness .

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F229, Highlands, Hrauneyfoss, Iceland, Jökulheimaleiđ, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Veiðivötn, Wilderness .

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F229, Highlands, Hrauneyfoss, Iceland, Jökulheimaleiđ, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Veiðivötn, Wilderness .

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F229, Highlands, Hrauneyfoss, Iceland, Jökulheimaleiđ, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Veiðivötn, Wilderness .

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F229, Highlands, Hrauneyfoss, Iceland, Jökulheimaleiđ, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Veiðivötn, Wilderness .

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F229, Highlands, Hrauneyfoss, Iceland, Jökulheimaleiđ, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Veiðivötn, Wilderness .

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F229, Highlands, Hrauneyfoss, Iceland, Jökulheimaleiđ, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Veiðivötn, Wilderness .

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F229, Highlands, Hrauneyfoss, Iceland, Jökulheimaleiđ, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Veiðivötn, Wilderness .

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F229, Highlands, Hrauneyfoss, Iceland, Jökulheimaleiđ, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Veiðivötn, Wilderness

I think this lake must be Hraunvötn.

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Mysterious, elemental landscapes….

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5 comments on “Jökulheimaleið 1

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

    Austere yet captivating!

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  2. Wonderful. But are there really dunes under the snow?

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    • Murray Foote says:

      Thank you.

      No, no, there’s no sand there. I’m not a geologist and don’t understand the composition of the ground there. Scoria, tuff, pumice, don’t really know. But they do look like sand dunes and there can be ferocious storms there, as I was about to discover. So perhaps there are volcanically sourced particles light enough to be blown up into something resembling sand dunes in extreme weather events or gradually over time.

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