Monday, December 05, 2011

Þingvellir: High summer and deep winter

Visiting Þingvellir in different seasons will give you completely different memories of the place.

Here the famous waterfall, Öxarárfoss, falls free and unhindered in high summer:

And here is looks like it is carved in ice. 
Actually, this is just icy armour - the river still flows underneath the ice. It doesn't take much frost for it to freeze over, only a few degrees, but it does take a number of days for the ice to get this thick and cover it completely.

Here is the Almannagjá:

In the noonday glare of a summer's day:

...and on a winter afternoon

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