Before leaving for this trip many people had asked what aspects of Iceland I was most excited to see and photograph and the answer was the Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon where icebergs gracefully make their way to the ocean after calving off from the receding Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier.
Iceberg floating to sea at Jokulssarlon Glacial Lagoon.
Nature, however, had different plans for our visit. The weather during our visit to South Iceland has been really challenging with extremely strong winds and constant rain and fog making photography pretty tricky if not impossible depending on the subject. Despite the weather challenges I have managed to create many strong images which I am still working through processing but there were also many other places and subjects on my list that we just decided weren’t meant to be. C’est la vie and we are still having a blast exploring this wild land.
When we did finally make it to Jökulsárlón the mist was so heavy I had a difficult time even focusing the camera on the ice-bergs floating out to sea. I really loved this image though and as soon as I saw it I thought the iceberg in the front looked just like one of the many sleeping lambs we’ve seen in the countryside along our travels. Isn’t he cute 🙂
Icebergs at Jokulssarlon Glacial Lagoon.
Since the weather had no sign of improving in the South we decided to bail and head East. We hadn’t originally planned to drive the entire Ring Road of Iceland but that’s our plan now. We made it as far as Djúpivogur in the East Fjords tonight and will be heading North tomorrow where the weather looks a bit better. The drive along the South was very flat, barren and boring for the most part but once we hit the East we were just wowed by the drastic landscapes and twisty turny road with drastic drops down the sea.
Many cool things to see in the North so it’s all good and we are stoked to complete the circumnavigation of Iceland by land by next Monday!
All for now, will post more when we have time.
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