Iceland - one more visit, part nine

I will never get enough adventures on Iceland

Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds MKIII
Lens: Canon EF 16-35 mm. f/4.0L IS, Canon EF 70-200 mm. f/2.8L II IS

Grey skies hang low above the track while I went south via the Old Sprengisandur highland trail, the vast splendour of Iceland's highland desert provides the setting for the tour.

Sprengisandur means a certain part of the Highlands of Iceland between the glaciers Hofsj÷kull and Vatnaj÷kull as well as the highland road traversing this region. The Sprengisandur highland road is with its 200 km the longest of the Icelandic highland roads. Like the Kj÷lur and the Kaldidalur highland roads, Sprengisandur is also a very old connection between the north and the south of the island. It has been known since the times of first settlement. There has also been a lot of superstition about it. Stories about bad ghosts and criminals were told, so that the old tracks were not in use for some time, - even today I have never meet anybody on this old track, although I've been here numerous times over the years.

I always recommend people to do this trail, it's truly spectacular and very desolated.


Location: Iceland