Every time I find myself in the Icelandic highlands, I am compelled to take a break from a few things. Firstly, there’s the internet – the interior region has scarce connectivity, so my phone remains off most of the time. Additionally, since there’s no electricity available, my only power source for a few days is the power bank.
Another aspect I have to temporarily let go of is sound recording. As I ascend to the mountains, the absence of sound becomes strikingly evident. Unless there’s wind, the environment is enveloped in complete silence. The only sounds I can capture come from the valley, where small streams or rivers gently flow. Here, under the majestic Mt. Blahnúkúr, also known as the Blue Peak, I can truly appreciate the tranquility and vastness of the Icelandic highlands.