Tag Archives: South Iceland

The highest freestanding cliff face in Iceland. The word Lómagnúpur is a compound of lómur (red-throated diver) and gnúpur (cliff). It is among the most remarkable sights in south Iceland. Mt Lómagnúpur (767 m) features the highest cliff face in Iceland, with a vertical rise of more than 600 m. It forms the southern end […]

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Germans on wheels. It was fun following these German cyclists last week near Kirkjubæjarklaustur in south Iceland. They were a genial lot and I ran into them again a couple of days later. Their circuit began in Frankfurt, cut through Denmark and entered Iceland via the ferry. A log of their adventures is available here. […]

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Sun, Sand and Ice. The black sand beach at Jökulsárlón in southeast Iceland is a whistle stop for the blocks of ice calving from Breiðamerkurjökull, a tongue of the huge Vatnajökull glacier, as they drift to their demise in the Atlantic Ocean. These images were taken on a cold November morning last year.     […]

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