Axlafoss - Sunset in Iceland
When the receding fog gives way to a wonderful sunset
In late August when summer slowly comes to an end in Iceland, fog is still a common issue while visiting the highlands. According to statistics, days with fog are by far more numerous during the summer months than in wintertime or any other season. A real issue, but also a chance. Since it might dissipate when you least expect it and give way to some dramatic sunrises or sunsets. We enjoyed moments like that e.g. during the "midnight sun", but also last year in August at Axlafoss, a large waterfall well-hidden in the remote highlands (GPS: 63.806461, -18.764418, high clearance and 4WD-vehicle access only). It is a less than an hour's drive from the ring road following the mountains roads F208/F210 (-> route).
Don't forget to check the current road conditions and the weather forecast before heading to Axlafoss. Stay safe!
And please feel free to take a look at all our other images from Iceland -> "Images from Iceland" (700+ images)
Image data: 1/2 s at f/16, ISO 100; Canon EF 16-35 mm 1:2.8 L II USM at 25 mm, Canon EOS 5D Mark IV