Námafjall is a mountain near Mývatn in the North East of Iceland. The mountain is close to the Kraftla volcano and is right in the middle of a geothermal area. The mountain is hot and the snow melts much quicker on Námafjall. Hverir is a hot-spring area at the base of Námafjall. There is a collection of steam fumaroles, some bubbling mud pots and lots of interesting colours. The area works beautifully with a sunset sky, there are many possible compositions and you can find interesting background at all angles (apart from the car park).
Námafjall

Námafjall Hverir

It can be challenging to compose at Námafjall without including the perimeter fences, they are not too intrusive, but necessary to protect the delicate ground around the blowing vents. The other challenge for composition is the chaotic nature of the textures, it is easy to be distracted by the colours, but keep an eye on the balance of foreground, background and sky and you will have pleasant results. Pictures needs to be well exposed to get the best colours out of the landscape. Both long and short exposures work well here, just have fun with the steam at Námafjall Hverir.


If you get cold and tired, just go and have a soak in the Thermal Baths at Jarðböðin, it is just on the other side of the Námafjall Mountain.


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Magical colours!!

Experience this yourself with a photo tour.

 

Geothermal steam at Namafell Hverir

Geothermal steam at Namafell Hverir

All that steam in the mid-Summer sunset.

Summer sunset at Namafell Hverir

Summer sunset at Namafell Hverir

Sunset at Hrerir, alien sky and alien location.

Moody Sky at Namafell Hverir

Moody Sky at Namafell Hverir

Moody sky and enhanced foreground textures on the Fumarole.

Photo tours that visit Namafjall

Four day North Iceland

This 4 day North Iceland photo tour aims to capture the brilliant Goðafoss waterfall in its Winter glory as well as other amazing features in the Myvatn area.

Seven day Full Circle

Iceland has a rich variety of landscapes and seascapes and this tour is designed to enhance that variety & capture Iceland’s full diversity.

Summer: 6 day Northern Giants

This Iceland photo tour crosses vast stony deserts with mountain tracks to Iceland’s wildest geothermal hot-spots & the best North Iceland features.

Landscape prints
The following prints can be bought as fine art prints from my Gallery.

North Iceland photograhy
Geothermal landscape photography
Geothermal landscape photography
Geothermal landscape photography
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