Tag Archives: Vatnajökull

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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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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Filigree in sand. Recently I took a special flight over the southern Highlands of Iceland in a Cessna 207 equipped with open windows. I got very lucky with the conditions: diffused light of the high clouds interspersed with glancing sun beams. It will take me some time to sort through the photo shoot. For now, […]

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