After breakfast we started our tour into the Icelandic highlands. We were driving two off-road vehicles. Our expedition leader Stefan arrived a few weeks earlier. With his own SUV he took the route by ferry across the Faroe Islands to Iceland. The other vehicle was rented there.
The trucks have 38 inch tyres and river crossings with up to 1.20 meters water depth are no problem.
After a few hours of driving along the south coast towards the highlands, the asphalted roads and the tourist streams ended. The highlands are almost deserted (except for some crazy photographers and extreme tourists).
Our destination was the area around "Landmannalaugar" with its hot springs. There, hot water vapour rises from the earth in many places. Like all over the island, Iceland is marked by volcanic activity, whose power and heat is impressively expressed here. There you will find bubbling springs and boiling mud pots. There were endless subjects for taking pictures.
Towards evening we reached our campground. The word "campground" is somewhat exaggerated. There was a container with a shower and toilet - the most necessary, but a luxury in the highlands. Nearby was a hot spring where you could swim. We cooked our dinner over the fire and relaxed with a bath in the hot spring. A real experience! We were also rewarded with a great sunset.