National Geographic : 2012 May
At Hveravellir---literally "hot springs in the plain"---thin terraces of geyserite precipitate from the water as it cools. A notorious 18th-century outlaw, Fjalla- Eyvindur, stayed warm here for years, stealing sheep from summer pastures. Following pages: 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.