Friday, July 31, 2009

Fjallsárlón


Fjallsárlón is a glacier lake at the tip of the Fjallsárjökull glacier, a small tongue of the larger Vatnajökull.

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The highway used to go right past the lake, as can be seen from this remnant of a bridge that stands on the bank of the river. There are four of these pillars altogether, and I don't know if a flood took the actual bridge, or if it was simply removed when the road was taken out of use.

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A dark leviathan of an iceberg is dwarfed by the majestic size of the glacier. It was quite cold up there, but the tranquility and peacefulness of the place have to be experienced to be believed.

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A clump of glacial ice on the bank of the lake. Glacier ice has been exported for advertising purposes - apparently it keeps making cracking noises for longer than regular freezer-made ice.


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A tiny plant near the lake. The rain and cold have made its petals transparent like glassine paper.

1 comment:

MattBbg said...

Wonderful pictures!
Thank you for showing them!