Tuesday, 29 July 2014


A selection of photos for information, inspiration and amusement.

Food preparation I
Bought in Iceland

Food preparation II
Food to take to the start

Food preparation III
It helps to have plenty of space to lay it all out

Food preparation IV
Food drop II

Food preparation V
Food drop I

The Arctic Circle is a mere 3km north of here.
And it certainly feels like it

A selection of Icelandic flowers

A section of track with flowers

A rare but very welcome hut on the second night

Midnight sunset on day three

Looking back down the river on the way to Dettifoss


Cross country without a track

Old lava meets new

Heavily laden for the longest section (12 days)

Colourful landscape. Enjoy it while you can

A ball of barbed wire in the middle of nowhere

A flower in the largest desert in Europe

It's bandit country out here

Midnight camp site

Water supply in the desert

A ($40 a night) hut that I passed by without stopping.
This is NOT New Zealand!

It looks solid but you sink in. 
Best to stay between the stones

Somewhere near here is a solid snow bridge... I hope

Oh Yummy. Couscous à la Islande again!

Seize on each splash of colour

Lots of cold streams to cross

A rare figure in the landscape

Earthy colours from thermal activity

The climate is savage on hands.
I used a LOT of tape

Subtle shades of colour under a lowering sky

Making lunch in a Hobbit hole

For those long grey stretches on the 4WD track

A signpost that spells "Hot bath coming up"

Campsite under old lava flow

View from my tent

The start of Landmannalaugar colours

This is the cooler end of the bath

Steam room

Hot tub. Bit too hot actually

View from my tent


Landmannalaugar colours

The path to Þórsmörk

Clouds hang constantly over the icecap behind me

At last some trees!
Difficult to describe what a relief this was

A rainbow signals the end of the trail

Preparing for the last river crossing.
Note: the laces are well tied!

Ueli from Austria.
A rare hiker who I met and walked with on the penultimate day. 

One more rainbow for the road

A stunning day of almost excessive waterfalls

Icelandic horses

Puffin on the ledge near Dyrholaey

Dyrholaey lighthouse from near the end

Dyrholaey - the doorway

It's done

Iceland Traverse - North to South
3rd July to 24th July 2014

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