Only accessible for a few months a year, this beautiful travel and photo-location guidebook covers Iceland's enigmatic highlands, one of the most desolate yet beautiful locations on Earth. The interaction of wind, water and fire has sculpted a unique upland environment defined by inhospitable landscapes, extreme weather and rugged topography. A place of beauty, mystery and drama, much of the region's photographic appeal lies in this epitome of the Icelandic archetype, with no permanent habitation, a preference for unmetalled roads and very little infrastructure. A trip to this area of genuine wilderness therefore requires careful consideration and planning to ensure a safe and productive visit. The long and often difficult driving approaches make many of the locations in the highlands unsuitable for hit and run tourism.
Southern Highlands: The Kjölur Route F35 – Kerlingarfjöll Mountains F35 – Hveravellir Hot Springs F208 & F225 – Fjallabaksleið Nyrðri F225 – Rauðfoss Waterfall & Rauðufossakvísl Source F208 – Sigöldufoss Waterfall F208 – Sigöldugljúfur Canyon & Waterfalls F208 – Hnausapollur / Bláhylur Crater Lake F208 – Frostastaðavatn Lake & Stútur Crater F208 – Landmannalaugar Mountains Laugavegur & Fimmvörðuháls Hiking Trails Langisjór Lake Eldgjá canyon & Ófærufoss waterfall F210 & F232 – Fjallabaksleið Syðri F210 – Axlafoss waterfall F210 – Hólmsárlón lake & Rauðibotn crater F232 & F210 – Mælifell volcano Þórsmörk / Thórsmörk Nature Reserve Þakgil / Thakgil Canyons Lakagígar volcanic fissure & Laki Loop
Northern Highlands: F26 – Sprengisandslei F26 – Aldeyjarfoss & Ingvararfoss waterfalls F26 – Hrafnabjargafoss waterfall Askja Caldera & Dyngjufjöll Mountains Kverkfjöll mountains
James Rushforth is an award-winning professional photographer and guidebook writer. James is the author of six guidebooks, including Photographing The Dolomites published by FotoVUE.