View of Kjerkfjord from the summit of Reinebringen
Located in Jökulsárgljúfur canyon a few kilometers downstream of Dettifoss this is my favorite waterfall in Iceland. This view can only be achieved by hiking down into the canyon. The height of Hafragilsfoss is 27 m.
Laitaure delta from Mount Skierffe
Laitaure delta from Mount Skierffe
Evening view along Stuor Reaiddávággi towards Visttasvággi; to the left the ridge of Nállu (1585 m). This valley has the typical U-shape - it was carved out by a glacier.
The lake Kaska Kaitumjaure seen from the cliff edge of Čihkkumbákti. The view was absolutely stunning. It is difficult to convey the dimensions in a photograph. I set up my tent nearby in the early afternoon and watched the changing weather during the remainder of the day. With this photo I was lucky as the sun peeked through the clouds for a brief moment in time.
Dark water and mountains contrast the colorful vegetation.
Sunrise near my campsite on the shore of the lake Sealggajávri situated in Norway, close to the border to Sweden. The water of the lake has an intense turquoise coloration due to the glacier water. For me it is one of the most beautiful mountain lakes I have been to.
Rainbow over the lake Bálgatjávrásj, located on the high plateau of Luohttoláhko. In the background the Pårte mountains.
Sky on Fire
For my strenuous climb in the dark of the early morning I was rewarded with beautiful colors.
Contradicting weather conditions on the summit of Bårddetjåhkkå (2005 m). The prominent peak to the left is Sáitaristjåhkkå (1908 m). In the background the Luohttoláhko plateau.
Large vs. Small
Large dunes are surrounded by smaller ones that are all aligned with the main direction of the wind.
It took me a lot of tries until I was able to capture this wave breaking on a large piece of ice.
New Zealand has been on my bucket list for a long time. As it’s on the other side of the globe from where I live, a trip requires a decent amount of time to be worth it. Unfortunately, with most normal day jobs it’s difficult to get off a month or more. But luckily, due to a change in my professional career, I had the unique opportunity to devote two months to exploring new Zealand’s South Island.
Why only the South Island? I decided to focus on the South Island as I wanted to explore the country in-depth, do a lot of hiking and not rush from location to location. In addition, I have one more reason to return one day :-)!
Finally, I completed the process of cleaning up and updating the galleries to give you a better experience. I also added additional information. It took me longer than expected as there were also some technical changes “under the hood”.
In the process of creating the gallery of this year’s Lapland hike I decided that I wanted to use a new style with larger pictures and more background information. In addition, the selection of photos will be more rigorous and I will merge some of the old galleries with similar topics. So far, some galleries are available in the new format, more will follow.
Summer started late in Lapland this year since the amount of snow fallen during winter was very high. In fact, I was told that this much snow hasn’t been around for decades. Obviously, this had some impact on my (and everyone else’s) hiking plans. Especially in early summer this lead to very difficult conditions. I started out in August, but there was still much snow left in the higher areas and the water levels of streams and rivers were high.