At the end of May, Iceland enters the period of “midnight sun,” where the days are long and the sun barely sets. Even after the sun has set, if the weather is clear, a glow lingers on the horizon until the sun rises again. Early this morning, I took advantage of this phenomenon and flew my drone to capture the lingering glow on the horizon after sunset, which was already past 2 a.m.
Having been exhausted from driving the day before, I rested at the camping site until after 1 p.m. before commencing my first stop of the day, Hverfjall. Located in northern Iceland, Hverfjall is a tuff ring volcano that rises 396 meters and spans nearly a kilometer in diameter. The journey from the camping site to Hverfjall took five hours, during which I also caught sight of a huge snow mountain and a mountain that looked like a loaf of bread, both of which were spectacular from a distance.
After reaching the volcano, I sent the drone up to get a closer look at this uniquely shaped volcano. Although I had planned to visit two well-known crater lakes afterwards, they remained closed to the bad road conditions. So, I went to my last stop of the day, the newly trending attraction: Stuðlagil Canyon. The canyon is known for its massive hexagonal basalt rocks, which create an impressive and strikingly angular landscape. Unfortunately, today’s weather did not cooperate, and the scenery lacked the good lighting to highlight its beauty. Nonetheless, I flew my drone low over the canyon and managed to capture a few photos.