, 2023-01-01 15:52:19,
Rennie Scaysbrook | January 1, 2023
Certain landscapes make you glad you’re alive. Iceland is covered in them
Photography by Marco Marini
The winds are incredible. They have stopped us dead in our tracks. We are traversing the black sand singletrack that leads up the side of the Hekla Volcano, one of the most active in a land that can count 130 volcanoes within its borders.
During 1300-1500, the time known as the Middle Ages, the Icelandic Norse called Hekla the “Gateway to Hell,” and today, Hekla is mad.
Hekla has a landscape so far removed from anything I’ve ever seen I may as well be on Mars. Charred rock that was once molten lava rippled from the wind that stretches a thousand years lies on either side of the track as we attempt to turn our Ducati Multistrada V4 S machines around and back down to the starting point. We’ve been made very aware that Helka doesn’t want us to go any further.
It’s times like these you realize your own insignificance. It’s a feeling I remember from when I went out to the center of Australia—the real Outback—with the world’s biggest skies. Mother Nature has a way of humbling man.
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