There’s a lot of snow-capped mountains in Iceland and that makes for a lot of water from melting snow, that needs to come down – and so there are waterfalls everywhere! Honestly they get a bit too much after a week … but here’s some photos anyway:
Since Iceland has been created by volcanos, it’s geologically young and much of the coast and beaches are still very rugged with many steep cliffs – even more fabulous is that the “sand” is mostly eroded basalt and black!
At one place during the trip, we were able to photograph seals – so here’s a collection of rugged coast, black beach, and grey seal photos:
Traveling in Iceland we almost always saw distant snow-capped mountains; when closer we could see “snow rivers” rolling down the sides – glaciers of course, like this one:
One highlight during the week was a trip on to a glacial lake; the distant glacier delivers both meltwater to create the lake and broken off icebergs that drift slowly out of the lake and to the ocean – where many then wash up on the beach. Stunning views in every direction:
Later still, we took a hike ONTO a glacier. This was quite a strange experience, with the hard packed and dirty glacier snow looking and feeling more like rock than ice – but with regular cracks and crevices to remind you that the ground isn’t as safe and secure as it looks …
Our Iceland trip started and ended with time in Reykjavik, a very beautiful but rapidly changing city. Very walkable, although cool for us Florida folks, and so much to see with interesting buildings, sculptures, “art graffiti”, water front, and more. Here’s a wide assortment of photos to give you some idea …
I use Google Photos as an automatic backup of all my photos (Apple’s iCloud is the primary service, synchronizing everything between iPhone / iPad / portable and desktop Mac and thus creating backups everywhere!)
This morning Google Photos prompted me that it had created an album of our trip – and it’s pretty neat, especially where it’s inserted the Icelandic location names! Click this link or the screenshot below, to try it out …
We’re just back from ten days in Iceland, with such VERY different scenery (and weather) from what we’re used to in Florida. Mountains, glaciers, black sand beaches – and a need to wear a coat every day (but luckily very little rain).
I’ll be posting pictures in a while but for now here’s a nice video creation from our trip: