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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 undeterred on a day of extreme weather – howling wind, rain, and cold. These conditions do not permit tripod-based photography, but they reward us with atmospherics and isolation not frequently encountered.

Jökulheimar, Highlands, Iceland

5DS, 100-400L IS II

Jökulheimar, Tungnaá, Vatnajökull, Iceland

Vatnajökull and Tungnaá
5DS, 100-400L IS II

Volcanic desert on Jökulheimaleið, Highlands, Iceland

Black volcanic desert on Jökulheimaleið
5DS, 24-70L f/2.8 II

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