Hraunfossar Waterfall, Iceland

Photograph by Orsolya and Erlend Haarberg

Hraunfossar waterfall in September looks much as it would have in Viking days: birch trees, bog bilberries, and the Hvítá River, white with silt. The waterfall is a series of springs that plunge into the river on the far bank.

See more pictures from the May 2012 feature story, "Iceland’s Resilient Beauty."

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