I’ve never been in a place like this one. Landmannalaugar is the most unusual and beautiful land I’ve ever seen. It’s located in the Icelandic Highlands, in a place so innaccesible that you can only reach it with a big 4×4 or special vehicles able to cross rivers and gravel roads in the mountains.
Landmannalaugar is a small area inside the Fjallabak Nature Reserve. It was formed by the intense volcanic activity in the area, which created a rich landscape full of volcanoes, mountains, rivers, lakes, valleys, lava fields and geothermal hot springs.
When you are in Landmannalaugar, you feel like if you were in a cartoon or in an extremely photoshopped image full of colours and contrasts. The land is of every imaginable colour: red, yellow, pink, green, blue, purple, gray, black… You walk around lava formations that look like trolls, active volcanoes, ice and smoky fumaroles… In conclusion, a mindblowing place!!

Icelandic horses. Canon 1200D 18mm f/14 1/40sec. ISO 100
Reflections. Canon 1200D 18mm f/14 1/30sec. ISO 100
Valley of cottongrass flowers. Canon 1200D 18mm f/14 1/60sec. ISO 100
Colorful details of Landmannalaugar. Canon 1200D 32mm F/9 1/100sec. ISO 100
Landmannalaugar. Canon 1200D 23mm f/16 1/20sec. ISO 100
Brennisteinsalda, the smoky colorful volcano. Canon 1200D 18mm f/16 1/30seg. ISO 100
Bláhnjúkur. Canon 1200D 18mm f/14 1/25sec. ISO 100
Landmannalaugar. Canon 1200D 36mm f/14 1/50sec. ISO 100
Brennisteinsalda. Canon 1200D 35mm f/14 1/50sec. ISO 100
Life in the lava fields. Canon 1200D 35mm f/4.5 1/160sec. ISO 100
Grænagil, the Green Canyon. Canon 1200D 36mm f/16 1/8sec. ISO 100
Icelandic horses. Canon 1200d 18mm f/14 1/40sec. ISO 100


  1. What a beautiful Collection Mercedes
    Hey Can i ask you a question?
    I saw that you are using Canon 1200D, i am thinking of buying it How is it for you?

    • Thanks!!! The place is amazing, so it was easy to capture its beauty!
      About the camera, it’s my first DSLR and I’m really happy with it! I’m using it for day and night photography mostly, and the results are very nice for such a “cheap” camera. The only thing I’m not convince is that you just can do 30 secs of exposure before using the bulb mode (nothing that you can’t fix using a remote shutter) and that the ISO is not very high (but just for photographing the Milky Way with the kit lens and things like that). But I really love this camera! 😊

  2. Beautiful Post!!

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