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.