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ICELAND Winter 2014

Together with my friend Laszlo Illes I made a 5-day tour to this spectacular country in early February. We got 3 full days of photography, but experienced some rather extreme weather conditions. Wind speed sometimes reached over 40 m/s (Hurricane) and in the same day we had thunder, rain, snow blizzards and sunshine! Photography is sometimes hard but could at the same time be very rewarding….
The main goal was to visit the fantastic Jökulsarlon – a place where ice could be photographed in extraordinary surroundings near Vatnajökul - the largest and most voluminous Icelandic glacier, and one of the largest in Europe. It is located in the southeast of the island, covering more than 8 per cent of the country.
The icebergs that calve from the glacier edge move towards the river mouth and get entrenched at the bottom. The movement of the icebergs fluctuates with the tide currents. However, they start floating as icebergs and when their size is small enough they drift to the sea. These icebergs are seen on the beach (close to the main road) in two shades, one type in milky white, while the other type is in bright blue colour.
Hallgrims church in Reykjavik at dawn
Hallgrims church in Reykjavik at dawn
Sòlfar (Sun-Craft) at Reykjavik in early morning light
Sòlfar (Sun-Craft) at Reykjavik in early morning light
Wooper Swan pre-breakfast townwalk in Reykjavik….
Wooper Swan pre-breakfast townwalk in Reykjavik….
Magnificent piece of ice on the lava beach near Jökulsarlon
Magnificent piece of ice on the lava beach near Jökulsarlon
Ice formations at the beach near Jökulsarlon at dawn
Ice formations at the beach near Jökulsarlon at dawn
Ice formations at the beach near Jökulsarlon at dawn
Ice formations at the beach near Jökulsarlon at dawn
Waves moving and melting ice from Jökulsarlon
Waves moving and melting ice from Jökulsarlon
Ice wave at Icelands south-coast (and I am standing dry….)
Ice wave at Icelands south-coast (and I am standing dry….)
Beautiful ice blocks at the beach near Jökulsarlon
Beautiful ice blocks at the beach near Jökulsarlon
Beautiful ice blocks at the beach near Jökulsarlon
Beautiful ice blocks at the beach near Jökulsarlon
Fantastic ice formations (and heavy rainfall) at the beach close to Jökulsarlon - Iceland
Fantastic ice formations (and heavy rainfall) at the beach close to Jökulsarlon - Iceland
Icebergs inside Lake Jökulsarlon
Icebergs inside Lake Jökulsarlon
Ice at Jökulsarlon - Iceland
Ice at Jökulsarlon - Iceland
Melting ice inside Lake Jökulsarlon
Melting ice inside Lake Jökulsarlon
Ice bird melting at the beach near Jökulsarlon - Iceland
"Ice bird" melting at the beach near Jökulsarlon - Iceland
Ice bird melting at the beach near Jökulsarlon
"Ice bird" melting at the beach near Jökulsarlon
Ice from The huge glacier scattered on a lava beach near Jökulsarlon
Ice from The huge glacier scattered on a lava beach near Jökulsarlon
Ice from The huge glacier scattered on a lava beach near Jökulsarlon
Ice from The huge glacier scattered on a lava beach near Jökulsarlon
The parking place at Jökulsarlon
The parking place at Jökulsarlon
Icebird
Icebird
Fjellarlon panorama (5 pictures)
Fjellarlon panorama (5 pictures)
Vatnajökul road seen from south-west
Vatnajökul road seen from south-west
Eldhraun Lava Field - from Volcano Laki eruption in 1783
Eldhraun Lava Field - from Volcano Laki eruption in 1783
Sandstorm and heavy clouds
Sandstorm and heavy clouds
Sandstorm near Skaftafell
Sandstorm near Skaftafell
A small frozen stream near Skaftafell
A small frozen stream near Skaftafell
Ice formation near Skaftafell
Ice formation near Skaftafell
Stormclouds over Vatnajökul
Stormclouds over Vatnajökul
Roadsign warning for hurricane winds!!!
Roadsign warning for hurricane winds!!!
Truck in sandstorm near Vik
Truck in sandstorm near Vik
Stony delta near a glacier on the south coast
Stony delta near a glacier on the south coast
Basalt columnas
Basalt columnas
Basalt formations
Basalt formations
Basalt formation
Basalt formation
Stormwaves from south-east at Reynisdrangar near Vik with sand drift  over the ocean
Stormwaves from south-east at Reynisdrangar near Vik with sand drift over the ocean
Stormwinds over lavabeach
Stormwinds over lavabeach
Dyrholaey lighthouse at dawn
Dyrholaey lighthouse at dawn
Dyrholaey
Dyrholaey
Vik church at dawn
Vik church at dawn
Northern Light over Myrdalsjökull - Iceland
Northern Light over Myrdalsjökull - Iceland
Reinysdrang near Vik in hard winds
Reinysdrang near Vik in hard winds
Seljalandsfoss in artificial evening lightning
Seljalandsfoss in artificial evening lightning
Dredging vessel
Dredging vessel
Vestmannaeyar with village Heimaey at dusk
Vestmannaeyar with village Heimaey at dusk
Vestmannaeyar at dusk
Vestmannaeyar at dusk
Farm with blue roof south of Hvolsvöllur
Farm with blue roof south of Hvolsvöllur
Iceland horses near Skålholt
Iceland horses near Skålholt
Iceland horses near Skålholt
Iceland horses near Skålholt
Iceland horses near Skålholt
Iceland horses near Skålholt
Iceland horses near Gullfoss
Iceland horses near Gullfoss
Thermic activity - hot spring near Geysir
Thermic activity - hot spring near Geysir
Strokkur - an active geyser with eruptions every 3-5 minutes
Strokkur - an active geyser with eruptions every 3-5 minutes
Stone plateau near Langajökull
Stone plateau near Langajökull
4wd cars driving the road to Langajökull
4wd cars driving the road to Langajökull
Gullfoss - queen of Icelandic waterfalls - not very powerful during winter
Gullfoss - queen of Icelandic waterfalls - not very powerful during winter
Stóru-Borg church at dawn
Stóru-Borg church at dawn
Blue lagoon near Keflavik
Blue lagoon near Keflavik
Blue Lagoon thermal activity
Blue Lagoon thermal activity
Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon winter recreation with hot bath outside
Blue Lagoon winter recreation with hot bath outside
Iceland map - red dots are our photospots
Iceland map - red dots are our photospots