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Iceland Travel Photography Jokulsarlon Skogafoss Godafoss Geysir Gullfoss Reykjavik Seljalandsfoss

Iceland travel photography visiting Jokulsarlon, Skogafoss, Godafoss, Seljalandsfoss, waterfalls, Reykjavik, Fluidir, Harpa building, Akureyri, Gulfoss, Vik, Myvatn and the great Geysir.

Iceland has some of the most beautiful scenery and landscapes to see and photograph. A relatively small Island so easy to navigate although a 4×4 vehicle is the best way to get around and explore.

Photos taken with the Nikon D800.

Iceland Waterfall
Iceland Waterfall
Seljalandsfoss Iceland Waterfall
Seljalandsfoss Iceland Waterfall
Godafoss Iceland Waterfall
Godafoss Iceland Waterfall

Iceland waterfall dettifoss
Iceland waterfall dettifoss
Dreams Iceland
Dreams Iceland
Dreams Iceland
Dreams Iceland

Sunset under a waterfall iceland
Sunset under a waterfall iceland
Iceland
Iceland
Iceberg Sunrise Iceland
Iceberg Sunrise Iceland

Iceland Iceberg Glow
Iceland Iceberg Glow
Iceland at the end of the world
Iceland at the end of the world
Goðafoss
Goðafoss

Daybreak in Jokulsarlon
Daybreak in Jokulsarlon
Seljalandsfoss Iceland
Seljalandsfoss Iceland

Icelandic Dreams Jokulsarlon

Jökulsárlón literally “glacial river lagoon” is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. Situated at the head of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, it developed into a lake after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. The lake has grown since then at varying rates because of melting of the glaciers. It is now 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) away from the ocean’s edge and covers an area of about 18 km2 (6.9 sq mi). It recently became the deepest lake in Iceland, at over 248 metres (814 ft), as glacial retreat extended its boundaries.[1] The size of the lake has increased fourfold since the 1970s. It is considered as one of the natural wonders of Iceland.

Jökulsárlón has been a setting for four Hollywood movies: A View to a Kill, Die Another Day, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Batman Begins, as well as the “reality TV” series Amazing Race. In 1991 Iceland issued a postage stamp, with a face value of 26 kronur, depicting Jökulsárlón.

Dreams Iceland
Dreams Iceland

Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon

Jökulsárlón (literally “glacial river lagoon”) is a large glacial lagoon in southeast Iceland, on the borders of Vatnajökull National Park. Situated at the head of Breiðamerkurjökull, it evolved into a lagoon after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. The lake has grown since then at varying rates because of melting of the Icelandic glaciers. The lagoon now stands 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) away from the ocean’s edge and covers an area of about 18 km2 (6.9 sq mi). It recently became the deepest lake in Iceland at over 248 metres (814 ft) depth as glacial retreat extended its boundaries. The size of the lagoon has increased fourfold since the 1970s. It is considered as one of the natural wonders of Iceland. — at Jökulsárlón – Glacier Lagoon.

Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon
Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon

Skógafoss Waterfall Iceland

The Skógafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in the country with a width of 25 metres (82 feet) and a drop of 60 m (200 ft). Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a single or double rainbow is normally visible on sunny days. According to legend, the first Viking settler in the area, Þrasi Þórólfsson, buried a treasure in a cave behind the waterfall. The legend continues that locals found the chest years later, but were only able to grasp the ring on the side of the chest before it disappeared again. The ring was allegedly given to the local church.

Skógafoss Waterfall Iceland
Skógafoss Waterfall Iceland

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