Souvenir from Iceland
– Magnet (Fridge Magnet), Photo of Gullfoss in Winter.
Gullfoss (“Golden Falls”) is a waterfall situated in the canyon of Hvítá river, Gullfoss is one of the most favorite attractions of the tourists visiting Iceland and is one of the top 10 most beautifull waterfalls of the world. Having two stages where all of a sudden it drops 11m then more 21m into a 32m fissure. This fissure beeing 20m wide and 2.5km in length, extends perpendicular to this rivers flow. Gullfoss has an average of 140 m³/s of running water in summer time and 80 m³/s in winter time. The highest record of flowing water in this waterfall was 2000 m³/s.
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In mid-August 2014, Iceland’s second highest mountain, Bárðarbunga, awoke from its slumber. A stratovolcano located under Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest ice cap, Bárðarbunga, is part of a vast volcanic system that covers much of the entre of the island. After a few dramatic days of intense seismic activity, an eruption started in the Holuhraun lava field north of Bárðarbunga. At 4 a.m. on August 31st, the magma found its way to the surface. By the time this book was sent to print, the Holuhraun lava eruption had already become one of the largest witnessed in Iceland since the 19th century and showing no sign of abating.
Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson is one of Iceland’s most experienced photographers. He has closely followed these events from both the air and ground from the very beginning.
Breathtaking photographs from the lava eruption in Holuhraun 2014.
Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson brings you closer to these magnificent events in central Iceland, where the forces of nature continue to shape the island.