Iceland is amazing   8 comments

Iceland is a PAYFC kind of place (“Put Away Your Camera”).  There’s just so much beauty everywhere you look, how can you hope to capture it?  Where do you start, where do you stop, and how can you even try?  I did in fact put my camera away at times, because I didn’t want to look at the country through a viewfinder.

Here are my attempts, and they don’t do the place justice.  The first set is in Skogar, near the southern tip.

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The trail actually went behind the waterfall:

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These photos were also in Skogar, as we climbed the trail up Skogafoss and behind it:

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The view from the top of the falls:

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A photo from the bottom of the waterfall:

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The next set of photos are from the trail to Solheimajokull glacier.

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Photos from Dyrholaey, a rocky promontory on the southern coast:

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On the drive from Skogar to Skaftafell, there were huge tracts of land that had been recently covered by volcanic activity, and the woolly fringe moss had just started establishing a foothold.

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Foss a sidhu:

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Early views of Skaftafell from the road:

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The colors were nothing but spectacular, and I wonder how they change over the seasons.

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Jokulsarlon was also amazing:

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The famous blue icebergs lived up to their reputation:

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Seeing and actually photographing a mink in the wild was a major highlight for me.

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Ice lying on the beach:

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In Vatnajokull National Park, we hiked from the Skaftafell Visitor’s Center to Svartifoss to Sjonarsker to Sel.

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Svartifoss is beautiful, and the basalt columns near it set it off stunningly.

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Sjona means view, I believe, and Sjonarsker lives up to this:

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We had a great view of the sunlight through the clouds:

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From Sel, we saw the range from blue sky to rain clouds to the rain falling:

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Let’s end on a rainbow.

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Posted 2016-09-25 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

8 responses to “Iceland is amazing

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  1. Worth getting the camera out for those! Did you do the Fimmvorduhals hike? I saw some familiar sights as you walked up along the trail by Skogafoss, but I’m not sure how far you went.

    • I wish we had done the full Thorsmork hike! We didn’t have time for that, and weren’t prepared for it. We just walked up by Skogafoss up for a while and then turned back. It’s something to look forward to on the next trip. How far did you go?

      • The whooooooole way … warm and sunny-ish to start and by the end we were in a driving snowstorm, ice, and then sleet. Felt like the longest and scariest hike of my life. I hate to put links to my own blog in people’s comments, but I did write it up as part of my Iceland posts if you want to see what you missed! 🙂

  2. Oh so gorgeous. We should be there in September and your photos whet my appetite for Iceland!

  3. I hope to go there next year.It so special there and the photos show that too.Thanks for following my blog.

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