Skíðaskálinn í Hveradölum

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Just 30 km away from Reykjavík going east is this beautiful skiing lodge "Skíðaskálinn" in Hveradalir "Hot-spring valley" and the first geothermal area you will encounter when driving east of Reykjavík. I absolutely love Skíðaskálinn. It was built in 1935 and when I was little it was run by my first-cousin´s grandmother and her brother so we spent a lot of time there, happy times :D There I skied in winter.There is a geothermal area by Skíðaskálinn and this is one of the most active geothermal areas in Iceland. You will notice it when you get close to it as you will see a lot of white hot steam coming from the ground. Close by is the power plant Hellisheiðivirkjun, which is open to visitors.Skíðaskálinn itself is a very lovely place.

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Boris Boris on December 18, 2011

Excellent shot, Anna, is worthy of being among the best! Good luck in the contest! L+F.

With best wishes from Latvia,

  • Boris .*
GabrieleB.77 on December 20, 2011

excellent panorama! friendly greetings from Italy

Arnika1 on December 31, 2011

Very beautiful !!! LIKE Greetings from Poland, Joanna

makis-GREECE ® on January 12, 2012

Super shot!


Greetings from Greece!


Dimitris Liapopoulos… on January 12, 2012

Excellent landscape and photo.

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Best wishes, Dimitris

George Chow on January 20, 2012

Preciosa foto.L Saludos.

Gigi Sirbu on March 14, 2012

super landscape. greetings

pacj on May 8, 2012

buona giornata,mi piace la tua foto,ciao.

Cidonio Rinaldi on June 26, 2013

Sensacional. Eu Gosto. Saudações de Coimbra – Portugal .

♥ Kama ♥ - IT IS UNB… on July 14, 2013

• Wonderful scenery. I Like a lot this precious job of you.

• by ♥ Kama ♥ - My viewer

AcheG on November 27, 2013

Very beautiful landscape. I like. Amicalement

Manousos Nanakis on January 6, 2014

Dearest annag We find your work in Panoramio very interesting and you are most welcome to join our non commercial and non profitable International Artists and Art Lovers Community AthensArt that counts, up to now, over 4.000 members from 146 countries, and represents "The Positive side of Life" and the certainty that "Friendship through Art can change the World"! Best wishes, Manousos

RNLatvian on January 28, 2014

What a fantastic place! Like!

Christos Theodorou on January 29, 2014

A beautiful landscape, so well photographed - Hello from Athens

Bruno Locatelli on February 5, 2014

Beautiful picture! I wish I could visit Iceland. Greetings from Peru

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Dirk V on September 7, 2014

Nice picture!

★★ LIKE ★★︎

Friendly greetings from Belgium, Dirk

guarina on December 14, 2015

Annag, Beautiful site! Greetings from South Florida Guarina

Filipunes on December 19, 2015

Amazing Iceland...

Excellent capture. F7+L34

Merry Christmas. Filipe

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  • Uploaded on November 11, 2011
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    • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
    • Taken on 2011/11/05 14:35:10
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1600)
    • Focal Length: 45.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
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