Iceland in Winter – 4. The South-East

The moon over the Vatnajökull lagoon. Nikon D750 (80-400.0 mm ƒ/4.5-5.6) 1/8" ƒ/5 ISO 800, Some Photoshop retouching

The moon over the Vatnajökull lagoon. Nikon D750 (80-400.0 mm ƒ/4.5-5.6) 1/8″ ƒ/5 ISO 800, Some Photoshop retouching

Road N1. “Ring Road” that takes from Vik to Höfn, crosses a land that has been “created” by subsequent eruptions and consequently by the floods that have followed those events. It results in a vast white desert that fills in between the rocks of the Hjörleifshöfði and the Hvannadalshnúkur and, from there, passing close to the Jökulsárlón lagoon (see the “Ice” post), to the Vestrahorn. Continue reading

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Iceland In Winter – 3. Ice

The ice cave entrance viewed from within. D810 24 mm (24.0 mm ƒ/1.4) 1/20" ƒ/4 ISO 800

The ice cave entrance viewed from within. D810 24 mm (24.0 mm ƒ/1.4) 1/20″ ƒ/4 ISO 800

Iceland is home to the second largest iced mass in Europe. It’ called Vatnajökull and it’s placed in the South, with its circumference  tangent to the coastline. In that spot, the  Vatnajökull’s outlet, called Breiðamerkurjökull, discharges the blocks of ice produced by the glacier into the Jökulsárlón lagoon from where they float free toward the Ocean. Continue reading