Desert Icelandic Highlands │ Iceland landscape photo

Documenting Iceland (2017)

by: Rafn Sig,-

One thing I like about the Icelandic Highlands is the emptiness and the endless horizon. There is nothing in your way of seeing lot of nothing. Different shapes, sand, gravel, cliffs, mountain peaks and beautiful lines. “Less is more” – is what has always fascinated me up there

In fact, I miss that it’s not possible to put smell and feelings into the photos, so the viewer could experience the same emotions and the excitement when he sees something beautiful in this endless nothing, and what goes through his mind when he’s taking the shot. Sometimes he’s like a small child opening presents on his 5th year birthday.

If that would be possible, then probably you would understand me.

This is Sveifluháls or Austurháls, a 395 m high palagonite rigg in Reykjanesfjallgarð, west of Kleifarvatn. Steep hammers are down to Kleifarvatn. On the south and east site of the neck are high geothermal areas mainly at Krísuvík. The highest peaks at Sveifluháls are Hellutindar, Stapatindar og Miðdegishnúkar.


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