The first ray of light shone on Iceland’s highest peak, Hvannadalshnjúkur, on the glacier Öræfajökull, at 10:43:47 on January 13 at N64°00’21.2” and W16°55’40.5” looking E144° at 91 meters (299 feet) above sea level.
The above image was taken from Ring Road 1, with a Canon 1D X, 24-105mm 4.0L at 85mm and 1/160 at 11.0, ISO 200.
Öræfajökull is part of Vatnajökull National Park, West Europe’s largest national park, covering 13 percent of the Republic of Iceland. Hvannadalshnjúkur towers 2,119 meters (6,952 feet) up to the sky and is Iceland’s biggest and most powerful volcano. The last time the volcano erupted was in 1727, and before that in 1362. The next one... ?
The best time to climb the peak is from late March to late May.