“Careful – it’s hot!” Standing inside the caldera of the multicoloured Krafla volcano, I was photographing white steam raging out of a craggy vent, when a friend issued the warning.
With boiling mud pots, fumaroles puffing plumes of white hydrogen sulfide gas, and reddish-orange mountains towering over us – the moon-like landscape near Myvatn Lake in Northern Iceland, could easily have been the devil's kitchen!
And yet, just to the south, lay tens of spectacular, glowing white glaciers slowly marching out to sea from the Vatnajokull Ice cap - the largest mass of frigid ice in the world, outside of the polar regions.
Featuring steep plunging fjords, erupting volcanoes, twisted black lava fields and thousands of marvelous waterfalls, the diversity of this beautiful land is augmented by millions of nesting seabirds, and thousands of whales that frolic in the ocean nearby. Welcome to Iceland – the HOT glacial paradise!
Come along for the journey, as intrepid professional photographer and adventurer Frederic Hore, recounts his 32-day odyssey during the summer of 2011 through the "Land of Fire and Ice," with his stunning imagery, music by Icelandic artists, and his usual “tales from the trails!”
to be missed!