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.
Haha, one of the windiest days I´ve gone into the highlands. And the only time I´ve been there without seeing another human being for a whole day, except of course my friend and photographer Rajan Parrikar.
We were totally alone in the highlands this day.
Totally worth going out, when everybody else stayed inside.
That was an unforgettable day.