South West Icelandic landscapes

Driving from Keflavik to Vik you can really appreciate the different landscapes that exist in Iceland. From the barren volcanic fields around the airport and Reykjavik to lush valley nestled against the plateau; our drive along route 1 kept evoking thoughts of different landscapes from around the world. Most interesting was the barren fields by the airplane crash off route 1, it was like a moonscape. In another post I mentioned the abundance of waterfalls, but the other thing Iceland will never run out of are rocks. Also interesting was how most of the houses, farms, and villages are built up against hills and cliffs.

Below you can see the barren landscape in the photo of Caroline taking a picture of me. The lava fields are evident in the picture of the family outside the Blue Lagoon (with the power plant in the background).