Visiting Iceland you quickly realize it’s nearly impossible to take a bad looking photo. In some ways it’s almost too easy. I got caught up in the tourist mindset a little too much and a little lazy with pointing and clicking. I had little time to push the photographs beyond “post-card” level. Some got close, such as the first one below.
The contrasts are amazing, particularly between the arid volcanic soil and the life that clings to it. “How’s this growing here?” went through my mind on a daily basis.
The visit was in mid September, so late summer. The warmth was in the air briefly for periods in the daytime. (when it wasn’t gusting and raining) Oddly enough the nights were fairly warm. I came to realize it’s because the volcanic island generates enough heat from the ground to keep things more bearable than expected.
I’ll likely try to get back sometime. There’s plenty of inland and northern coast to explore. From a photography standpoint there’s plenty to do. And from a running and hiking standpoint there’s REALLY plenty to do.