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Þórsmörk - One of my most epic landscape shots

I regularly browse the internet for locations that I plan to visit and so did I for Iceland in September 2016. I found some stunning pictures of a valley with a free floating river called Þórsmörk. And here I finally was. At the end of our 10 day trip after an hour hike in the rain before sunset I was on the peak. Since it was cloudy and I had hardly any light, but rain and wind I already started my way back. I felt disappointed and then I saw a tiny bit of blue sky in the dense cloud cover. "When the weather is not good in Iceland, wait for 10 minutes", I remembered. And so I did.

 

The picture shows what happened after 10 min. It gave me a more than satisfied and grateful mood for my descend!

One of my most epic landscapes shots ever. Read the story for my behind the scenes.
One of my most epic landscapes shots ever. Read the story for my behind the scenes.

Our way to Þórsmörk

A warm welcome by Þórsmörk
A warm welcome by Þórsmörk
A rainbow like this is even more special in Þórsmörk
A rainbow like this is even more special in Þórsmörk
It is a good two hours drive to get to Þórsmörk after leaving the ring road. Lots if rivers to cross!
It is a good two hours drive to get to Þórsmörk after leaving the ring road. Lots if rivers to cross!

Hiking up the mountain

I had a picture in mind of a free floating river in a valley so I had to hike that mountain. This is how I got welcomed up there.
I had a picture in mind of a free floating river in a valley so I had to hike that mountain. This is how I got welcomed up there.
Still a nice view down the valley but miles apart from what I envisioned.
Still a nice view down the valley but miles apart from what I envisioned.
This a a more wide angle shot of the first picture of this blogpost. The light just lasted for a couple of minutes. Happy to have gotten it!
This a a more wide angle shot of the first picture of this blogpost. The light just lasted for a couple of minutes. Happy to have gotten it!
Shortly after the epic sunset it got dark and the lower valley was back in shadow again.
Shortly after the epic sunset it got dark and the lower valley was back in shadow again.
The Krossa river freely meandering down the valley
The Krossa river freely meandering down the valley

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