Before the Storm

Day 77. 15th September. Langisjór to Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Highlands, Iceland.

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Highlands, Iceland, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Landscape, Langisjór, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Wilderness

If you read the two previous posts, you will know I was stuck in the snow in my 4wd campervan in a remote highlands road.  About two-and-a-half to three hours after I got through on the emergency number, the rescue vehicle turned up.  I didn’t have time to take photographs then; this is later showing him pulling another vehicle out of the snow.

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Kirkjubæjarklaustur

He had considerable difficulty budging my vehicle.  After a while he got me to try pushing against the snow with the engine of my vehicle as well.  As far as I was concerned I was following his instructions.  Eventually we got free.  I took off back along the F235 with him following.  However not long after, I found I had no power.  I had actually managed to burn out the engine in the effort to get free.  So we left it there, at the top of a rise, on something of a plateau, with a view for some distance in all directions.  I climbed into my vehicle with my luggage and he took me to an hotel in Kirkjubæjarklaustur or “Church Farm Cloister” (OK, the locals usually call it Klaustar).

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Highlands, Iceland, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Landscape, Langisjór, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Wilderness

First, though he had a couple of vehicles to pull out of the snow. He pulled about six out that day, mostly before mine though.  Thus on the map, the detour to pulling vehicles out of the snow.

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Highlands, Iceland, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Landscape, Langisjór, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Wilderness

So on my way back to an outpost of civilisation, I took some photographs of enchanting landscapes of the highlands of Iceland in snow.  Most of these are through the front windscreen.  A few might be outside the vehicle. I had to aim through the bits of the windscreen that were clear.

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Highlands, Iceland, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Landscape, Langisjór, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Wilderness .

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Highlands, Iceland, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Landscape, Langisjór, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Wilderness .

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Highlands, Iceland, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Landscape, Langisjór, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Wilderness .

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Highlands, Iceland, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Landscape, Langisjór, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Wilderness .

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Highlands, Iceland, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Landscape, Langisjór, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Wilderness .

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Highlands, Iceland, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Landscape, Langisjór, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Wilderness .

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Highlands, Iceland, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Landscape, Langisjór, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Wilderness .

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Highlands, Iceland, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Landscape, Langisjór, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Wilderness .

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Highlands, Iceland, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Landscape, Langisjór, Nature, Photography, Snow, Travel, Wilderness .

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9 comments on “Before the Storm

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

    Hard to even imagine such landscapes. What is the ?danger? and 30 sign for??

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  2. leecleland says:

    Awe inspiring scenery, Murray.

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  3. Mick Deutsch says:

    Excellent sojourn, Murray ..
    I don’t always comment, though I DO enjoy 🙂

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  4. Loove those colors….. my faves are the fifth one and the last one. Was it your camper or a rental?

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  5. Never mind – you answered the camper ownership question in the next post.

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