Back from Iceland, where I took my lovely bride of 20 years for a few days in Reykjavik and a beautiful, challenging 2 day hike on the Fimmvörðuháls pass…which took us directly over the twin craters of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano [last erupted spring of 2010].
It was like walking through Middle Earth. One section your in the Shire….the next, Rivendell….and soon, Mordor. Some photos below.
Damn fine coffee!
Skogafoss – the beginning of the Fimmvörðuháls trail
I actually started losing count of the number of waterfalls along the Skoga River
Yup…another waterfall. Seriously, there’s like 15 of these things….
Near as we could figure, the beginning of the Skoga River…at least where it first peeks out into the sunlight.
The two craters of Magni and Móði, from the 2010 eruption.
Steam and gas still coming out of what was the ‘magma waterfall’.
Mrs. CI snapping a pic
This chain and about a hoof and a half track were all that kept us from tumbling down……
…this. This area of the trail was taken out by the Eyjafjallajökull eruption.
One happy hiker getting past that chain
A moonscape table-top plateau
Coming down into the Shire
Just crazy man…..
Finally ending at the Krossá River, to camp a final night and board the 4×4 bus back to Reykjavik.