Friday, 4 September 2009

Hekla Revealed:

Some 1488 metres above sea level, it's a rare day that reveals the summit of Hekla, one of Iceland's most active volcanoes, which according to the locals is due to erupt in the next few years! Here, she stands guard over the tranquil waters of the Minnivallalaekur, a river famed for producing huge trout. On those rare calmer days, such is the water clarity, it's possible to stalk fish by sight. although the Minni seems barren at first sight, the many silt beds provide cover for midge larvae, giving year round feeding for the finned inhabitants.