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This is my last post in the Veišivötn panorama photos and this photo is of one of the many sand dunes that have been created in the desert around the area, with fields dotted with moss as well and lava in some places.

Veišivötn is one of the last places in Iceland where Icelandic people can go and have fun, their style, i.e. drinking, singing and be loud, as every other place in nature has been overtaken by tourists, but in Iceland there have been several culture clashes between locals and tourists.

The Icelander wishes to drink, be loud and go to sleep very late and wake up late, so they keep tourists up at night, tourists Shhhh-ing to the Icelanders, while when tourists wake up real early, they wake up the tired Icelanders with the noise of their pots and pans and talk. This is known to happen in places like Landmannalaugar, Žórsmörk, Skógar, to name a few.

So as this is my last post, and it might have inspired you to go see this pearl of nature that Veišivötn is, then I hope that you'll respect the Icelandic culture and that this is one of the very last places Icelanders can be like themselves.

Have fun :-)

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