oil on canvas, 80cm x 60cm, Iain White, 2013, £350
The administrative region of Mýrdalur County is situated between the outwash plains Solheimasandur and Mýrdalssandur and is the southernmost one in the country.
Mountains and ridges forming a southern promontory of the Mýrdalsj?kull massif divide the landscape. The mountainous area is indented with rugged canyons and gullies and crowned with the fourth largest glacier, Mýrdalsj?kull. The large valley, Mýrdalur (the boggy valley), drained by the Klifandi river lies in the foreground.
At the valley's mouth, the southernmost point of the country, lies the Dyrholaey promontory , with its spectacular sea stacks, black sand beaches and dunes