Route 1, South Iceland by Dawn Fisher

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Iceland in the winter, the snow-covered mountains, the long-empty lonely roads, on an icy cold -6 degrees, with clear crystal clear visibility and stunning blue skies we continued our journey around route 1 in Iceland.

Having visited the glacial lagoon jokulsarlon, and the glacial tongues dancing down from the Vatnajokull glacier, we were heading back towards Kirkjubaejarklaustur for the evening when we came across this stunning scenery in front. This is the Hvannadalshnjukur range the highest mountain range in Iceland.

Getting out of the vehicle setting up the tripod directly in front of the vehicle in the middle of the road, I hastily took the photograph, although I could see the road ahead was clear I could not see behind and did not want to cause an obstruction.

I would recommend going to Iceland in the winter if you wish to see the northern lights, but for seeing the scenery I recommend going in the summer when the interior roads are open.

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    Thank you for the comments, I absolutely love Iceland in all weather but as you say it can be cold. I am glad you liked the empty road against the mountains i thought it worked as a perfect lead line into the picture.

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    You have captured Iceland in winter perfectly. The curved road nicely complements the curves in the mountains. The snow against the clear blue sky says cold!

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