We all know the controversies about whether the moon landing of Apollo 11 in 1969 was fake or not. If so, it definitely has been shot at Hverir in Iceland. The best recommendation I can do to you: Be there early! This place is so much more enjoyable when there are not too many people around! There is a big parking lot right in front of this geothermal area. We had the luck on our side when arriving there in the early morning because the light was just overwhelming! First things first:
Hverir is a geothermal area since it is located at the foot of a volcano. It’s an area with high geothermal activities and a lot of energy that just waits to be unleashed. When approaching this area you will see steam coming from the ground and through small to pretty huge cracks in the surface. Looks beautiful, smells awful. I mean, really awful. Like rotten eggs-awful. However, that doesn’t care, right? We are explorers and explorers won’t be stopped by the smell of dead and rotting corpses… I guess. Important note: Walking through and inhaling the steam does not injure your health, it’s completely safe since it is only sulfur that’s all in the air. If you don’t have a clue how all this geothermal stuff works, you can have a look on information boards at Hverir. It’s quite interesting to first understand what’s going on below your feet and then walk along this place.
What is special at this place? The colors! There are sand and clay that ranges from a bright white to a deep red. The sulfuric deposits are yellow to a lime green and the stones that become liquid due to different chemical reactions are dark to light blue. Get your idea in the images below.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Try to bring a drone! Let me emphasize this. DRONE! Why? Have a look.