iceland fjaorarglijufur canyon

July 2017 in Photos

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2017-07-icelandJokulsarlon

In July, I fulfilled a dream to visit Iceland. Every day was an unbelievable adventure and I’d see something I had never seen before. To see Iceland means to take to the road – there is one road that goes all the way around the island called the Ring Road. The landscape changes as you drive, from lush greens to dusty biomorphic shapes that reminded me of an endless Yayoi Kusama exhibit (upon closer inspection it was lichen growing everywhere) to dusty desert landscapes to waterfalls carving their way down mountains to glaciers appearing as a sudden patch of white in the distance. I was in a constant state of amazement at the primal geological wonder that is Iceland. It’s pretty much impossible to take a bad photo there.

1) The massive Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon which runs 100 meters deep and 2 kilometers long.  2) I could not believe the size of Gulfoss. For size reference, look at the left hand side of this photo for the people. And rainbows! They’re not big deal there.  3) Dettifoss, possibly the most powerful waterfall in Europe. And you can walk right up to it as you can with many sights in Iceland.  4) Walking on a glacier tongue, feeling how small we are on this Earth. Our guide told us that the glacier has shrunk in the past 20 years though.  5) Jökulsárlón, where glacier pieces that break off get marooned in this calm lagoon.