Tag Archives: Glacial

Glacial valley. Vignettes of winter in beautiful Deildardalur – meaning, the valley that divides (into two or more valleys) – in north Iceland. In the final two images, the small glacier Deildardalsjökull is seen in the distance behind the Tungufjall mountain.          

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Rampart of the Giantess. The Grjótgarðsháls ridge in the northern Highlands of Iceland holds one of the most startling sights anywhere: a wall of large boulders over 300 m in length and 5 m high set in a sweeping moraine dotted with glacial erratics. The geological explanation for this wondrous landscape lays it at the […]

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Carnival of colour. The intense colours of volcanic rhyolite in Grenisgil (lit. Den Canyon) in southeast Iceland come alive after a spell of heavy rain. Also check out the video short below.            

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At the glacier’s edge. Jökulheimar lies on the western boundary of the mighty Vatnajökull glacier. Its glacial tongue Tungnaárjökull is the source of Tungnaá, one of Iceland‘s iconic rivers. Getting to Jökulheimar entails a long drive traversing a black volcanic desert in the south-central Highlands. We set out on a day of extreme weather – […]

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