All right folks, now for glacial Iceland…
Now, Iceland’s glaciers aren’t the biggest in the world, but all the same, the grand glacial vistas, the glacial lakes with icebergs, and the phenomenon of natural might… in sum it’s all fairly spellbinding.
It was here I had a go on a snowmobile for the first time! Have to say, I was expecting an easy, comfortable glide across the snow… Turns out snowmobiling at 50+ km/h on wet and powdery snow – neither comfortable nor easy.
We snowmobiled past a curious touristic feature that looked like it was worth the visit; it was: an ice tunnel and caves inside a glacier. It reminded me of the Permafrost Kingdom underground caves in Yakutia – including the vodka shots on your way in and out.
You can work out if it really is worth going in there by checking out reviews on Trip Advisor
Next up – Vatnajökull.
The former lake emerges as a ‘tongue’ from the outlet glacier called Breiðamerkurjökull that emerges from Vatnajökull.
Around the lake are seagulls’ nesting grounds. Best not get too close to them; they can get rather aggressive:
The second lake is little simpler, but nevertheless still impresses:
All right folks, that’s all for today. But I’ll be back with two more tales from the Icelandic side shortly…
All the Iceland pics are here.