OUT OF THIS WORLD – Journey to the unknown

Clouds of steam rise from bubbling pits on the pocked landscape.

It smells like Beelzebub is venting a batch of burned hard-boiled eggs from his sizzling  subterranean scullery far below our hiking booted feet.

Gunnuhver, named after “Gunna,” Guðrún Önundardóttir, the ghost that haunts Iceland’s largest hot springs, fits the bill for this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge: A journey to the unknown.



I wonder if the average Icelander finds their homeland’s geothermal activity to be less fascinating than it is to me. No matter, though. I love bubbling cauldrons, especially ones that exhibit the forces of nature and, at the same time, contain a soupçon of lore and mystery, don’t you?

Particularly when,

with a little patience,

things that are well hidden

reveal themselves to you

proving to be a colorful palette of wonder and awesomeness

❤ Iceland ❤
Add it to your bucket-list.
You will not be disappointed.

And if you are interested in the ghost story behind the geyser, here it is:

🙂 Thank you for stopping by today 🙂

About Donna Gwinnell Lambo-Weidner

I am an adventure seeking ponderer of the mysteries of the universe, writer of children's books (represented by Stephen Fraser of the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency), and lover of anything involving armor, archery, or swashbuckling.
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12 Responses to OUT OF THIS WORLD – Journey to the unknown

  1. Maggie says:

    Great post for the challenge and I love the little tale behind the geyser, makes it all the more “out of this world”


  2. Susanne says:

    I hear there’s a very good writer’s conference in Iceland as well as a bunch of amazing knitters. Add those reasons to bubbling cauldrons on the landscape and it does look mighty appealing. I read an Icelandic mystery novel a long time ago but darned if I can remember the author’s name. It was a good book, though! Why were you in Iceland? Is it part of your ambition to visit circumpolar countries?


  3. Lyn says:

    Those photos are magnificent, Donna!!


  4. curioussteph says:

    Loved my brief visit there and its on my return list. And closer to home, Yellowstone is pretty cool (hot) as well. Ironic that I got to Iceland before Yellowstone. Very evocative photos, thanks!


  5. mirymalu says:

    Iceland is one of the most wonderful places to visit. Definitely try Yellowstone for the same effect but closer to home.


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