So it's taken me some time to actually get my image post for this years summer vacation done, but here it goes. This was my fourth time in Iceland so the country with one of those times being 5 months and the other 6 weeks long. But it is only the 2nd time not being a student and actually being able to afford the country. So this time, me and my girlfriend got a 4x4 Rental that was geared up for camping to properly explore the highlands including Askja Crater, a place I had not managed to go to before. First stop was at Kerlingarfjöll in the Icelandic Highlands. It's a geothermal area that is relatively accessible. Unfortunately due to troubles with our rental car, we arrived there very late and could not really explore the area as much as I'd liked. Definitely a place to come back to. Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) This was also my first holiday with my new Mavic Air. I had seen pictures of the meandering glacial flows from Iceland before, and was very happy to finally create some of my own. Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) I have to say that the quality from the Mavic air is better than expected. Especially the prints (up to 28x28cm or 56x28cm for Panoramas)turned out much nicer than the pixel peeping I did on my Macbook promised. Next, we went past Hveravellir in the Highlands and Akureyri in the north to lake Mývatn which definitely sticks to it's name in term of midges. Close to the lake is a geological ridge that has lead to the forming of a number of caves that are fill with hotspring waters. The caves are extremely beautiful, although these days it's hard to take a good picture without other tourists either blocking the light coming in or being directly in the frame. As I've successfully shot the wideangle pictures possible in there before, I decided to restrict myself to only use the 35-100 this time around. Turns out, that it made composing around the tourists much easier. Unfortunately I messed up focus and/or DOF so you get to see my girlfriend's shot with the 7-14. Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) After Mývatn we went on the long and bumpy road to Askja. The road information service warned that the shorter route via Lindaá was dangerous we decided to take the long way round. I had never done a river crossing in a car, so I felt that going through a 50cm river on first try was a bad idea. I think in hindsight we would have managed, but it's better to be safe than sorry. One of my main goals for the trip was to get a picture of a river crossing from the drone. Here is our first effort: Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) In the evening we arrived at the huts near Askja. We did a little walk into Drekkagil and then on the next morning drove up to the crater. There was only one other group there, but the weather could have been better. The scale of the place is stunning though. Walking through the crater knowing that the steep mountains on the horizon are just the walls of the crater is incredible. Here are some shots. Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) After that we drove back past Myvatn and towards Landmannalaugar, making stops at Góðafoss and Aldeyarfoss. This was my third time at Landmannalaugar but it still takes my breath away. It's truly a magical place and even if one is not renting a 4x4 taking a bus there should be part of any trip to Iceland. Both of the next images are taken from the top of Bláhnúkur, the blue mountain which is a relatively short hike from the main camp. One is a Panorama from the drone, and the other one shows the beautiful colours and contrast that can be seen there. Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) After two nights at Landmannalaugar we spontaneously decided to drive to Lakagígar, the Craters of Laki. This is also a place I hadn't been before, but when we got there it was drizzling constantly, making visibility very poor.