Walking with Titans (in Iceland) - [Part 5 of 10]steemCreated with Sketch.

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Do you want to go on a great adventure, but can't leave your job and house?

This is a photo series depicting what it's like to hike Iceland's Landmannalaugar trail from North to South, over about 4 days. Being late July, I saw all kinds of weather, changing by 40 degrees in the span of a few hours even, going from shorts to snowing.

[Click here to start back at the beginning of the trail:]


If you're already planning to do this hike I guarantee these vistas will spoil the surprise for you! I was very lucky to have excellent weather for most of my shots, while still getting a taste of everything from snow to sheep to fog.

I actually didn't plan or prepare for such a hike: my clothes, sleeping bag, and tent were mostly all SUMMER gear, and my "boots" were throwaways. Definitely had sore feet and maybe some mild hypothermia, but was the best spontaneous decision I ever made. (Don't take the trail lightly though, as you will see from the photo of the grave marker of a young hiker who died in a July snowstorm).

A valley with a maze of glacier runoff streams. Up, down, up, down, up...

That is not mist along the ground, but boiling sulfuric steam seeping up from below...

Looking back over the valley I just crossed:

Click here to continue the adventure on the next section of the Trail:


Nice photos man! Looks like some exciting travels. I browsed through your posts after you commented on my introduction and you've got some pretty cool stuff. I'll certainly follow you and look forward to what other awesome adventures you'll have to share.

Thanks, keep in touch!

@witnezme Iceland truly the land of ice and fire. Seems like the landscape of a different planet.

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