Tag Archives: Glacier

In the glacier’s shadow. Built in 1903, the church on the ancient farm Ingjaldshóll is the oldest concrete church in Iceland. Christopher Columbus is said to have spent time in this area absorbing lessons from the experienced Viking seafarers before embarking on his voyage to the Americas. The farm lies in the shadow of the […]

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Green volcanic cone. Mælifell is the crown jewel of Mælifellssandur, the black volcanic desert adjoining the northern fringe of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Given the right conditions, this landscape in the southcentral Highlands of Iceland looks and feels unearthly. The following photo essay features compositions framed on the ground, from a Cessna aircraft, and by a […]

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Late evening in a magical place. The historic farm of Hlíðarendi in south Iceland is associated with Njáls Saga. In the first image below, the glacial volcano Eyjafjallajökull, that erupted last in 2010, is seen in the background. See my post from 2010 here.          

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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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