I have been enjoying my Fujifilm GFX50s camera since the moment I bought it last January. I knew I had to get back to Iceland with it and see how it captured the fascinating landscapes there. I also wanted to visit the Highlands around Landmannalaugar for the first time along with my many usual favorite locations there. So I booked a sturdy 4×4, did a ton of research and off I went in early August. I also packed two drones to capture the vast landscapes.
I got into Iceland and quickly heading along the Ring Road and then to the Highlands via F Road 208. 30 miles to Landmannalaugar it said. How bad can that be? Well its about 3 hours of rocky rutted road with 6-7 stream crossings deep enough you leave a wake. Crazy but incredible. The scenery began to change to wild hillsides of contrasting green and brown with occasional blue. This was what I was after. I put the drone up to see how it looked from above.
I reached the campsite area around Landmannalaugar and set about capturing some dusk light images of the area
There are many hikes in the area and I decided to take on the most rewarding but also roughest one. Suðurnámur mountain ridge and Vondugil is a 4-5 hour adventure with spectacular views in every direction. I planned on doing it in the evening for the best dusk light.
More on that in my next piece.