Day three in Iceland took us east from Vik out to Diamond Beach at Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. The Sun made a showing while we were out there but quickly retreated as we drove back west to Selfoss, stopping at Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon.
Melting ice on Diamond Beach.
At the mouth of the river flowing out of the glacier lagoon. The water is moving FAST.
You really have to experience the size of these pieces of ice in person. They’re enormous.
Before modern times, many Iceland homes were built into the ground.
This is what the drone saw when turned opposite of the glacier, looking out towards the ocean.
Our first drone flight of the trip was up to see this glacier.
Ice breaks off the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier and ends up in this lagoon, before floating down a small river and into the ocean (or landing on Diamond Beach).
One of the few places where you can walk near the delicate moss.
Waterfalls are everywhere, even up in the hills.
We encountered a handfull of one lane bridges while driving on the South Coast. Many seemed like they were being replaced by two lane bridges.
The falls aren’t visible in this picture but they’re not far.
Can you spot the two sheep?
Pictured: Nicole, Me, Merjen
Look out for sheep when driving around Iceland!
It may not look cold but my hands were frozen.
For the second time this day I got the drone out and took some pictures of the falls from above. I also have video flying through the canyon, that’ll have to be a YouTube post.