Iceland: Landmannalaugar – More Hiking

Descending from the Sulphur Wave mountain of Brenninsteinsalda, you go through a completely different route, crossing the jagged Lauahraun lava field with lava tours and boulders sometimes almost twice your height. Then you come to the river and follow the left bank to Landmannalaugar, passing along the way a hill of completely green color, most likely due to copper intrusions, even the rocks in the river are bright green. Finally, Landmannalaugar valley opens in all its glory in the evening sun (itself a rarity in the cloud-clogged Icelandic middle).