Icelandic Curves, the mountains of Landmannalaugar

An Icelandic landscape photograph in B&W, featuring the black sand and mountains of Landmannalaugar in the highlands of Iceland against a moody sky.

Landmannalaugar, Highlands, Iceland
October, 2015
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Camera & lens

Nikon PC-E Nikkor 45mm f/2.8D ED

Camera settings

ƒ/11, 1/3s, ISO 64 and 45mm

Size original

7360 x 4912 pixels


The Landmannalaugar region is part of the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. It lies at the edge of the Laugahraun lava field and is well-known for its natural geothermal hot springs and surrounding mountain landscape. Most of the mountains of Landmannalaugar have quite a unique shape and texture, partly because of the lack of trees there.

In reality, the two mountains in this landscape photograph have an intense green colour with black lines carved out by water running down from them. The sand in the foreground is black. A great mix of contrasts. Converting the photograph to black & white created an interesting mix of grey tones, as a result. The band of clouds above the mountains adds some extra mood.

If you ever find yourself in Iceland, make sure to visit the mountains of Landmannalaugar. The Landmannalaugar region is a great place both for hiking and landscape photography. Highly recommended!

This landscape photograph from Iceland is part of our Nordic landscape Photography portfolio. You will find some more photos featuring the mountains of Landmannalaugar there. For more photographs of mountains in general, please visit our Mountains & Hills landscape photography theme. Alternatively, visit our Black & White Photography portfolio to see more images in black & white.

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1 comment for Icelandic Curves, the mountains of Landmannalaugar

  1. Julien Fumard

    The mountains and hills of Landmannalaugar are so different from what you see elsewhere! A very special place. The weather needs to cooperate though 🙂 Love the details and how these mountains stand out against that band of fog!

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