Rainshowers are frequent in Iceland. Under the grey sky, deserts look sinister, sometimes threatening. But as soon as sun comes back, it shines and wears amazing colors, close to purple.
To reach the coast, you drive along Hekla,
still hidden by clouds. After Hvollsvollur, road N°1 arrives next to the mountain
belt. From then on, on several hundreds of kilometers, there is a 60 meter
high wall besides the road, just as if earth had suddenly sprung. First
picture of this wall is Seljalandfoss, a fall that you can walk behind, keeping
On the horizon, you can see the Vestmann islands. The main one, Heimaey, was completely covered by ashes in 1973. The smallest, Surtsey, appeared in 1963, after an underwater eruption.