We headed south east for an early meeting with our guide for the day. We were heading into the highlands to Landmannalaugar, but first we made our way to Hekla. Hekla is a volcano that erupts about every 10 to 15 years. It last erupted in March 2000...so we're all good.
While a top Hekla, we made our way to a crater and a crater lake. The crater had beautiful red mineral rock bed, and the lake while called "ugly puddle" was actually quite lovely. It was here that the weather started to take a turn. High winds, speeds of up to 40+ mph would nearly blow us over.
By the time we got to Landmannalaugar, the skies had opened and it was pouring down rain. We would eat our lunch and take a small hike around Iceland's most colorful mountains. I would have loved to have made a few photographs with the Phase One + Arca system I brought but the weather was just terrible. Too risky. Thankfully, my friends at Lumoid set me up with a nice Fuji XT1 kit. With a weather sealed Fuji, it was a perfect companion for this sort of adventure. A tough, handle anything sort of camera that provides a great image and doesn't weigh a ton. All these were shot on a Fuji system.
More to come...