Iceland Photo Tour - Tuesday July 9th, 2013

July 09, 2013 at 10:10 PM

What a beautiful Icelandic day, we had sunshine and mixed skies as we traveled. 

We started our morning by visiting Fjadrargljufur .  After a short hike up into the country side we were rewarded with a beautiful view on the glacial out flows and the century old pillars of rock that looked like something out of Lord of the Rings country side.

We then visited one of the off shoot glaciers from Iceland’s largest glacial field, Svinafellsjokull. This was the same location visited  June of 2012 with a Photo Trekkers group. Amazing how much the landscape has changed in one year.

After lunch we visited Jokulsarlon lake, and took a boat ride out into the ice flows. It was beautiful to sail around them and see how each side of the ice looked.  We were told that what you see above water is only 9% of the total mass of the iceberg.  One of iceberg guides fished a chunk of ice out of the water and explained the melting process and that this ice would be approximately 1,000 years old.  After the demonstration he used an ice chisel and broke up the block so everyone you taste the pure ice.  So that’s what a millennium tastes like ...

It was a long day as we departed our hotel at 8:00 a.m. to take advantage of the light we had today.  So everyone was glad to be at our location for this evening on the east coast of the island called Djuplvogur in Berufjorour Fjord.  We are staying in this beautiful old country homestead complete with it’s own church, view of the fjords and ocean inlet. 

Enjoy the images from todays location. 

Our hotel near Vik.


The clouds this morning.


Fjadrargliufur our first photo shoot location this morning.


Another view of this beautiful location, it looks like right out of the Lord of the Rings.


The deeper we went, the higher the columns.


A panoramic of Fjadrargliufur.


Another view as we hiked higher.


Can you spot Michael ...


Dean checking out the scenery.


It just keeps going and getting more beautiful,


A roadside waterfalls.


One of the hiking trails at the glacier.


Svinafellsjokull  Glacier


 A B&W of Svinafellsjokull Glacier


As the ice melts large crevasse form and can be dangerous for glacier walkers.


Michael shows up the at the great time to put your images into perspective.


A little foreground.,


Icebergs of Jokulsarlon lake.


Icebergs of Jokulsarlon lake, some beautiful formations.


Icebergs of Jokulsarlon lake.


Michael at Jokulsarlon lake.


As the boat enters the waters of Jokulsarlon lake.


Icebergs of Jokulsarlon lake.


 Artic Turn against the blue sky.


More of the Icebergs of Jokulsarlon lake.


Icebergs of Jokulsarlon lake.


Icebergs of Jokulsarlon lake.


Icebergs of Jokulsarlon lake, the bridge gives you an idea of size.


Icebergs of Jokulsarlon lake.


Breaking up 1000 year old ice to taste.


An old house and barn as we headed to the east shore.


Beautiful harbour, anyone from last year recognize this place?


 The little church located outside of where we are staying.


Vanessa celebrated her wedding anniversary today, Dean stood in for her husband.


We leave you tonight with a sunset image from Djuplvogur in Berufjorour Fjord


That’s it for this evenings updated, good night from Vanessa, James and all the Photo Trekkers here in Iceland.


Please add a comment

Posted by claudia Viani on
Such breathtaking scenery.... :)
Posted by Mary Lynn on
Amazing, amazing. A wilderness of wonder, so elegantly displayed in your marvelous photos. I am thrilled for you, Jim and Bev, that you are experiencing such incredible natural sights and sites.
Posted by Nancy Anne on
What a beautiful day of photographs - my favourite day so far!
Posted by Gail Nichol on
I'm really enjoying seeing this place again. Really like the ones of the lake, beautiful. Have fun !!!
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