© 2020 Malcolm Thornton
Gljúfrafoss waterfall, in South Iceland, is often overlooked by most travellers as the 40 metre (131 feet) high waterfall is hidden behind a considerable cliff. The waterfall is accessible only by wading through the Gljúfurá stream, through a cleft in the cliff wall, into a small enclosed carvern. You will get wet, but its worth the view.
As the sun was setting behind Sandfell hill in the distance, a warm glow was cast over the entire lowland area, and this wonderful mist rolled in. I captured this image just outside our room at the Laxa Hotel, near Lake Mývatn in Northen Iceland.
No longer open to the public, Núpstaður is the easternmost farm in Katla Geopark and is known for its remarkable old turfed roof buildings which are representative of historical architecture in Iceland. Most notably, Núpstaður is home to the old turf chapel, which is one of the few remaining in the country today. If you look up into the mountain backdrop, you will see two waterfalls that cascade down into a river that provides water to the farm.