Winter's wonder land

Winter's wonder land
Kerid, a volcanic crater lake along the route to the popular 'Golden circle' is easily recognisable by its striking red volcanic rock and aquamarine water, Photo Credit: Raji Sunderkrishnan

Driving around Iceland's surreal landscape in winter is like having a front seat to the greatest show on earth

Raji Sunderkrishnan
April 08 , 2014
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Kerid, a volcanic crater lake along the route to the popular 'Golden circle' is easily recognisable by its striking red volcanic rock and aquamarine water
The glacial lagoon Jokulsarlon appears along Route 1
The design of Hallgrimskirkja, Iceland's largest church, is inspired by basalt column stacks
Route 1 winds around Iceland's craggy east coast, leading to the secluded Eastfjords
The promontory at Dyrholaey offers unhindered views over the black-sand beach Reynisfjara and the basalt projections of Reynisdrangur
Witnessing the Aurora Borealis
The benign-looking lava fields at Eldhraun were created when an almost simultaneous eruption of over 135 craters in the 18th century at nearby Laki led to death, destruction and the formation of over 500 sq km of lava fields. On the horizon is the glacier Myrdalsjokull, beneath which lies the active volcano Katla
Geysir's spouting hot water lends its name to geysers worldwide and its neighbouring geyser, Strokkur, erupts every twenty minutes
The harbour of Djupivogur which has buildings dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries
An Icelandic horse
Hiking on a glacier
Turf-roofed wooden church at Hof, Oraefi is a classic example of traditional Icelandic architecture and is one of the few surviving buildings in the style


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