Iceland - Dustin Waits
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Near a Journey's End

This image shows Victoria hiking along a ridge leading into Þórsmörk, the southern end of the Laugavegur Trail. The views on the way into this region were stunning, as were all of the views along the Laugavegur Trail. What makes this area unique is the existence of Birchwood forests. Trees are few and far between in most of Iceland, but in Þórsmörk they are plentiful. As beautiful as the scenery was, I was emotionally torn at this point in the trip. I was happy and excited to see yet another breath-taking environmental transition, but I was also saddened with the realization that this journey is almost at its end.