Brennisteinsalda Steam Vents 6

Brennisteinsalda Steam Vents 6, Landmannalaugar, Iceland

During my trip to Iceland, I was enthralled by the dramatic landscape of Landmannalaugar and fortunate that the road had just opened a few days before my visit.  Because it was considered early in the season, there were very few people around.  I camped for 4 days, with the main challenge being that I slept during the day.  I always wonder why anyone would visit the Arctic during the summer and sleep rather than stay up all night.  Except for my travel buddy, I had Landmannalaugar all to myself each night from 8pm until 5am.  This is another one of my favorite images that I created after hiking up to the Brennisteinsalda steam vents and photographing the dramatic light on Blahnukur.