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Bj├Ârgvin Hilmarsson

Mountain guide & photographer in Iceland. All photos by me unless otherwise stated.

It's winter time! ­čĄś . . Good memories from some time back when we had a good cold winter. Great day a part from me ending up with a broken leg (tibia + fibula). Shit happens I guess ­čś× But that was actually a photography accident, had (almost) nothing yo do with ice climbing ­čśÄ . . ­čôĚ @ivarfinn . @agustth . . . . #iceland #iceclimbing #austur├írdalur #mountaineering #alpinism #alpine #MEclimbing #mountainequipment #├şsalp #adventure #extremesports #outdoors #enecco_outdoors #arctic #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #climbing
R├║nar flying by on the HD4. It's hard to stop thinking about the recent four days of riding in the Sospel area. Already planning next year's trip. Yeah, we'll be back! . . . . . . . . #france #sospel #mtb #downhillmtb #enduromtb #coolbusmafia #adrenalin #singletrack #transprovance #mountainbike #ibisisland #ibiscycles #enduro #mountainbikes #extremesports #ibis #ibishd4
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Another good day in Sospel. Great trails, great company. Nice riding with you @flying_franzi and @gustav_norvik for the weekend. One more day left for me and my crew. Cant't wait ­čśÄ . . . . . . . . #france #sospel #mtb #mountanbike #downhill #downhillmtb #mountainbiking #adrenalin #actionsports #adventure #ghostmtb #flyingfranzi
First day in Sospel. Rad trails, lot's of fun and good mates. Awesome trailfinding and info from @ashingtonio and efficient uplifts by @coolbusbry (he talks a bit too much but still cool ;) Three full days left and we are stoked. Bring it on! . . . . . . . . . #france #sospel #mtb #mountainbiking #riding #downhill #downhillmtb #ibiscycles #ibisisland #enduro #spa├░ar #action #nature #extremesports #ridesospel #transprovance #enecco_outdoors
From a recent ice cave exploration. Deep inside the ice you can find a wide range of colours, not just blue. When the sun is shining through the ice, miracles happen. Always as awesome. . . . . . . . . #iceland #icecave #glacier #iceberg #icelandicmountainguides #adventure #nature #artofnature #mystopover #icelandrovers #icecaves
From a recent trip to Sv├şnafellsj├Âkull glacier. This time I took Satu and even little Saga with me. It was her first time on the ice but not the last I'm sure. Another dimention now opened up for a 7 year old. . . . . . . . #iceland #icelandicmountainguides #svinafellsjokull #glacier #skaftafell #vatnajokull #vatnajokullnationalpark #kidsoutdoors #fstopgear #enecco_outdoors
Even though aurora activity is going down a bit (last solar activity peak was in 2013) the northern lights will still continue to be visible, especially here up in the north. The solar activity varies on an 11-year cycle, and it takes just over five years to move from a period of solar activity minimum, to a period of solar activity maximum. Last night was quite spectacular and lot┬┤s of people were out spotting northern lights. . . . . . . . . #northernlights #iceland #auroraborealis #arctic #icelandicmountainguides #solaractivity #nature #nightsky #nightphotography #amazing_longexpo #nor├░urlj├│s #nightphotography #natgeo #astrophotography #ig_auroraborealis #artofvisuals #wildernessculture
Kambhorn mountain in the Vestrahorn area. Brunnhorn peaks in the background. Popular by photographers, also by local climbers, even surfers, horse back riders, film crews, nature lovers, geologists, lovers, birdwatchers, ... , could count on forever. This area is magical. . . . . . . . . #iceland #vestrahorn #kambhorn #brunnhorn #mountains #climbing #mountaineering #stokksnes #reflection #photography #landscapephotography #landscape #nature #easticeland #mountain #artofnature #bouldering #mystopover
No metorite shower show yet but the northern lights have been pretty cool so far ­čĄś #iceland #northernlights #auroraborealis #northernlightsiceland #nature #artofnature
Saga (she loves books), running past ├×├│rbergur ├×├│r├░arson's "books" that cover one side of the building that houses ├×├│rbergssetur, an information centre and exhibition honoring his memory. It's at Hali farm, where he was from. ├×├│rbergur was a brilliant and productive writer. Wikipedia describes him like this: "An ironist, satirist, volatile critic, and ground-breaking achiever in experimental auto-fiction, ├×├│rbergur arguably remains among Iceland's most beloved 20th century authors." Couldn't say it better. . . . . . . . . #iceland #halifarm #su├░ursveit #easticeland #├ż├│rbergur├ż├│r├░arson #├ż├│rbergssetur #literature #books #writer #icelandicliterature #author
├×├│rsm├Ârk in autumn. The valley, the birch, the mountains and the glacier. New snow and fresh air. Lovely! . . . . . . . . . #iceland #├ż├│rsm├Ârk #thorsmork #autumn #landscape #landscapephotography #nature #mountains #myrdalsjokull #glacier #autumncolours #icelandrovers
Askja is a big caldera north of Vatnaj├Âkull. The last eruption was in 1961. V├şti (Hell) is a small explosive crater that was formed in the 1875 eruption. The water at the bottom of the crater is warm and having a dip is quite popular. The area is still active and a new eruption can not be ruled out. Actually there are quite a few volcanoes due in Iceland at the moment. Exciting times indeed :) . . . . . . . #iceland #highlands #v├şti #hell #crater #magma #volcanic #landscape #mountain #icelandrovers #g├Žsavatnalei├░ #lavafield #volcano #mountains #mountaineering #snow #landscape #landscapephotography #landscapes #nature #mystopover
Autumn arrives with a winter coat and covers the mountains of the highlands. The raven black lava field looks very different now and will soon be all white. . . . . . . . #iceland #highlands #icelandrovers #g├Žsavatnalei├░ #lavafield #volcano #mountains #mountaineering #snow #landscape #landscapephotography #landscapes #nature #volcanic #getlost #black #white #mystopover
This Defender is such a beauty. Modified in Iceland of course, been made unstoppable, at least when it's owner @borgthorstefansson is driving it. Here just coming across one of the rivers on the way to ├×├│rsm├Ârk during a @icelandrovers photosession. . . . . . . . . . . #iceland #icelandrovers #visionx #thorsmork #├ż├│rsm├Ârk #landrovericeland #landroveruk #landroverusa #landrovers #defender #landrover #landroverlove #landroverlife #landroverowners #landroverdefender #4 ├Ś4 #adventure #offroad
Just staring at the sky is often enough to leave you completely stunned over the unbelievable beauty nature can offer. The sun and the clouds sure know how to have a good time together. . . . . . . . . #sun #nature #sunset #sunrise #nofilter #clouds #landscape #earth #landscapes #planetearth #artofnature #silhouette #hiking #hiker #outdoors #mountaineering #mountains #climbing #adventure #iceland #photographiceland #naturephotography #landscapephotography #red #cloud #redsky #laugavegur
L├║dent is a crater close to the better known Hverfjall crater in the M├Żvatn lake area. It┬┤s one of many very interesting geological formations in the area. In the foreground you have the famous Dimmuborgir. The astronauts of space shuttle Appolo 11 trained for their mission in this area. Not so surprising. - ÔÇťL├║dent or L├║dentarsk├íl is an ash ring formed in phreatic explosions as water came into contact with magma in the feeder conduit causing steam explosions. The change from water into steam at 1 bar pressure increases the volume more than a thousand times. Basaltic magma is of low viscosity and as a rule dissolved gases are released rather gently during decompression of the upflowing magma as lava fountains. L├║dent is among the oldest eruptive units of Hei├░arspor├░ar. There must have been a lake at the site when the eruption occurred or rock of high permeability and water table. Craters such as L├║dent occur primarily in shallow water. Surtsey is an example. Eruptions of this type are called surtseyan.ÔÇŁ (├Źsor, Iceland geo survey) #iceland #icelandrovers #myvatn #crater #volcano #l├║dent #apollo11 #magma #volcanic #m├Żvatn #nature #landscapes #landscape #mountain #landscapephotography #wheniniceland #dimmuborgir #geology #geothermal #artofnature
Now at Kerlingarfj├Âll. We checked out Hveradalir geothermal area today. Amazing colours, steam vents and hot springs. Impossible to get bored of. It's the second last day of our 9 day tour in the highlands. Home tomorrow Ôťî . . . . . . . . #iceland #galaxys8 #icelandrovers #geothermal #kerlingarfj├Âll #rhyolite #nature #adventure #wheniniceland #landscape #nature #earth #volcano #hveradalir
Ever wondered how it looks like on Mars? Maybe something similar to this. The drive in to Kverkfj├Âll is a thrill. This one is shot on a Galaxy S8 through a wind shield while driving. Have to say that phone cameras are getting quite good. . . . . . . . . . #iceland #icelandrovers #kverkfj├Âll #vatnajokull #nature #adventure #mars #planetearth #earth #volcano #volcanic #landscape #marsscape #red #landscapephotography #toyota #landcruiser #highlands
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