I think a good deal of people know where this magnificent crater is but I don’t think I’ve ever seen many images of it. This image was made this winter in a slight break from the relentless snow we had been receiving whilst up in the north.
We had been experiencing 60-90mph winds and the forecast was for these to get worse! Only one member of the group braved these winds to come and join me and try and make something a bit different to the usual Iceland image.
We looked around on google maps looking for a place we could see the crater from the shore of the lake. Once we had decided where to head to we drove through very deep snow on roads that obviously hadn’t been used for a significant amount of time to the location. The winds were so strong that we could barely see anything and we had to walk out onto the ice to get away from the spindrift that was kicking up around the shoreline.
After all this finally we got a view, problem was the crater was tiny and way off in the distance. The only option was to walk around a mile or so closer towards the crater on a frozen lake we had no idea about. The fact that a great deal of the water that ends up in here is geothermally heated made me nervous but we went for it regardless!
The ice was fine, cracked and groaned a little in places but the hardest bit was standing up without being sent sliding across the sheet ice floor.
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