Images of autumn in Iceland – cosy does it!

A collection of photographs featuring September sunsets, bubbling hot springs, waterfalls and rivers; all seasoned with a glorious, warm, autumn glow. The image above was taken recently during an afternoon autumn walk in Hveragerði, Iceland where I am very fortunate to live.

 

autumn3This is the ‘Varmá’ or Warm River that runs through the heart of my home town of Hveragerði in Iceland. As the name suggests, there are many hot springs located along its banks – some more active than others. It’s never a good idea to get too close to active hot springs – they can and do burn!

 

autumn4This glorious, autumn bouquet greets me every morning through my kitchen window – beautiful!

 

autmn2The ‘hot spring community’ of Hveragerði in Iceland is well known for its geothermal greenhouse culture and lovely gardens. Bedding plants and shrubs show off their autumn finery before the protective tunnels are closed off against the winter frost..

 

autumn5Talk about being in the right place at the right time.. We were driving along the pipeline road that runs from the Nesjavellir power plant to Reykjavik and stopped to take in this gorgeous late September sunset. Note the overhead cables and pipelines that transport the ‘clean’ hot water and electricity to the city; all thanks to the nearby steam belching Hengill volcanic system.

 

autumn6You can practically smell the sulphur and hear the splattering of the hot springs in this image. This is the high temperature thermal field of Seltún close to Reykjanes – the colours were especially vibrant on this day due to the warm glow of the low autumn sunlight.

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