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There Is a Reason They Call It Iceland! Part 2 - Vatnajokull Glacier, Iceland

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by bobhoge, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. After we got down the mountain road (in Part 1), we went to a lake formed at the bottom edge of the Vatnajokull Glacier. The lake is filled with icebergs that have calved off of the glacier. You can see the glacier in the background of the photo:


    They had anphibian vehicles called LARC's (US military surplus :confused: ) which we could ride out onto the lake:

    And see the icebergs close-up, note another LARC in the background for size:

    A closer view of the LARC in the water:

    This iceberg "stadium" was fairly large:

    A closer view of the glacier and the calving face:

    The ice is really that blue:

    Looks like 90% underwater to me:

    I'll put some birds that were at the lake in the Birds section:
    Bob & Nan
  2. I am sure enjoying these. This is something I would love to see first hand but mowt likely will never get to.
  3. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Wow that is beautiful
    Great images

    Thank you...

    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 27, 2007
  4. Great shots, all of your posts are fun to look at, almost like I was there with you.
  5. Bolts


    May 7, 2007
    Tampa, Florida
    Excellent! You lost me at the midges, but I'm back with you now for the bergs!

    Beautiful shots!
  6. Awesome, what a wonderful place to visit.
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