No.11 – Vestrahorn Mountain, Iceland
No. 11 of my 2018 world series challenge is Vestrahorn Mountain, Iceland.
Iceland has a population of only 348,580 and a land area of 103,000 km2 making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. It is volcanically and geologically active… characterised by sand dunes, lava fields, mountains, and glaciers. Many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle. But its summers are chilly! with most of the archipelago having a stark tundra climate.
This illustration features the black volcanic sands of Stokksnes peninsula in Southeast Iceland. In the background lies Vestrahorn mountain, one of the country’s most breathtaking peaks. Reaching up to 1490ft and with steep cliffs rising from the sides of a stunning lagoon this is just one of the many dramatic Nordic landscapes that i’d love to explore and capture on canvas.
Next up: No.12 – Hong Kong Island