Rafn is a well-known freelance photographer (musician and a painter) in Iceland and has dedicated himself photographing Icelandic landscape for others to enjoy since he was a young boy.
Rafn is a self-educated photographer and has worked as a freelance photographer for more than thirty years. He has got his photos published all over the world, like China, Germany, Scandinavian countriesâ€¦ both in magazines as on the internet
EldvÃ¶rp - craters covered in snow - Reykjanes - #Iceland
EldvÃ¶rp is a row of scoria and spatter cones formed in the Reykjanes Fires 1210-1240 AD in the Svartsengi volcanic system. The craters lie in a NE-SW trending row, extending from the south coast about 10 km inland, with the north end 2 km west of the Blue Lagoon. The lava emitted from the crater row is one of the most voluminous Holocene lava flows on the Reykjanes Peninsula, covering c. 20 km2.
The last sun rays on Akrafjall Mountain â€“ West - #Iceland
Mount Akrafjall is a lone and eye-catching mountain that rises between the coastlines of HvalfjÃ¶rÃ°ur Fjord and LeirÃ¡rvogur Bay. The mountain covers most of its hosting peninsulaâ€™s landmass, as it rises close to the coastlines on each side. Its highest summit is Geirmundartindur with a peak of 643 metres.
The distinctive shape of Akrafjall is due to periods of formation during the last Ice Age, where what is now the top of the mountain used to host a glacier. As the glacier melted, it left a noticeable dent in the middle of the mountain, while its slopes remained steep.
Geologists have discovered a history of strandflat in the mountain's sedimentary rock layers, suggesting that it was an island surrounded by water before the glacial retreat. The lava that formed Akrafjall dates back to 4,5-3 million years, with its main rock type being basalt.
DjÃºpavatn Lake seen from SveifluhÃ¡ls Mountain in Reykjanes Pen
Reykjanes peninsula has many interesting places and several natural wonders. In fact, one could easily spend a few days in Iceland and only visit interesting places on the Reykjanes peninsula. One of those beautiful places is Lake DjÃºpavatn, less than an hours drive from ReykjavÃk. It is a bit difficult to visit since the road is a kind of a Highland gravel road for 4X4 vehicles only. But that makes visiting the place just a bit more exciting and adventures. There are also a few interesting hiking trails in the are that take up two to four hours to hike. It is an advantage and a privilege in life to be able to drive such a short distance and enjoy peace and quiet in such beautiful places.