East of Þjórsárver sunrise

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Þjórsárver, wetlands area and natural reserve in the mid highlands of Iceland and became listed as a RAMSAR site in 1990, mainly as it the worlds largest breeding ground for pink-footed geese.

Up to 10.000 geese pairs breed at Þjórsárver and other birds nest there as well, such as the purple sandpiper, red-necked phalarope, dunlin, Arctic tern, Arctic skua, ptarmigan, golden and ringed plovers, snow bunting and long-tailed duck. Botanically, it is home to 167 species of vascular plants as well as mosses and lichens, some of them rare.

One can see many famous mountains when you look around the picture.