Iceland Part 2

1 September 2018

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.

Foss a Sidu

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Foss a Sidu

Drip Drip

13 August 2018
Drip Drip

Melting ice on Diamond Beach.

Hobbit House

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Hobbit House

Before modern times, many Iceland homes were built into the ground.

One lane bridge

13 August 2018
One lane bridge

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.

Merjen Holding Off Ice

13 August 2018
Merjen Holding Off Ice

Pictured: Merjen

Our first sights of the glacier

13 August 2018
Our first sights of the glacier

Waterfalls in the hills

13 August 2018
Waterfalls in the hills

Waterfalls are everywhere, even up in the hills.

Across Diamond Beach

13 August 2018
Across Diamond Beach

At the mouth of the river flowing out of the glacier lagoon. The water is moving FAST.

Ice Cave at Diamond Beach, Iceland

13 August 2018
Ice Cave at Diamond Beach, Iceland

Ice Cave

Clouds taking away our sunshine

13 August 2018
Clouds taking away our sunshine

Group Pic at Diamond Beach

13 August 2018
Group Pic at Diamond Beach

Pictured: Nicole, Me, Merjen

Ice Walk at Diamond Beach, Iceland

13 August 2018
Ice Walk at Diamond Beach, Iceland

Driving back from Diamond Beach

13 August 2018
Driving back from Diamond Beach

Jökulsárlón

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Jökulsárlón

You really have to experience the size of these pieces of ice in person. They’re enormous.

Merjen amongst Mossy Rocks

13 August 2018
Merjen amongst Mossy Rocks

One of the few places where you can walk near the delicate moss.

Pictured: Merjen

Me at Jökulsárlón

13 August 2018
Me at Jökulsárlón

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).

Winding Ring Road

13 August 2018
Winding Ring Road

Village under the hills

13 August 2018
Village under the hills

Looking to the sea from Hornafjörður

13 August 2018
Looking to the sea from Hornafjörður

This is what the drone saw when turned opposite of the glacier, looking out towards the ocean.

Drone selfie in Hornafjörður

13 August 2018
Drone selfie in Hornafjörður

Our first drone flight of the trip was up to see this glacier.

Sheep

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Sheep

Look out for sheep when driving around Iceland!

Looking out from the canyon

13 August 2018
Looking out from the canyon

Up River in Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon

13 August 2018
Up River in Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon

The falls aren’t visible in this picture but they’re not far.

Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon Walls

13 August 2018
Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon Walls

Can you spot the two sheep?

Waterfalls at Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon

13 August 2018
Waterfalls at Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon

It may not look cold but my hands were frozen.

Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon Falls

13 August 2018
Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon Falls

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.