Icelandic Glaciers

Below are a few photos from our amazing time in Iceland

 

Icelands Glaciers are majestic bodies of ice nestled in between mountain ranges.

Solheimajokull glacier is the southwesten outlet of the Mýrdalsjökull icecap – which is an impressive ash and ice glacier just north of the small town Vik. You can walk up to the edge of this ice cap glacer if you don’t want to do a glacier walk. The Mýrdalsjökull ice cap covers the active volcano Katla. It’s smaller ice cap neighbour, covers the volcano Eyjafjallajökull which erupted back in 2010.

Vatnajokull is a huge glacier ice cap on the south east of the island. It’s the biggest glacier in Iceland and there are plenty opportunities to see and photograph this huge glacier along route 1. One of the most impressive stop offs is the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon where icebergs congregate before flowing out to the ocean. Some of the smaller icebergs get washed back up on the beach and you can walk among them before they melt. Just up the road from Jökulsárlón is the smaller but still very impressive Fjallsarlon glacier lagoon.While driving from Hof to Jökulsárlón you come across the Kviamyrarkambur glacier.

Skaftafell National Park which is part of the bigger Vatnajökull National Park is in the south of the island near Hof.

 

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Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon where you can take a boat ride among the large icebergs, or stroll along the black pebble beach where the smaller icebergs get washed up after marking their journey out into the ocean.

Highlights we experienced

Ice lagoons

Icebergs on the beach

Glaciers

 

Be mindful of…

The weather can change quite quickly, make sure you layer your clothes.

 

 

Jökulsárlón

Solheimajokull

Vatnajokull

Skaftafell

Fjallsarlon

All images of Iceland are copyright of PBKphotos 2016

 

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