Thursday, May 09, 2013

South Iceland

One day, 14 hours. Just a taste of the gorgeous southern part of the island. The weather was so clear we were able to see three major volcanoes in one vista—apparently, that's pretty unusual. I went with GoEcco, and the tour was wonderfully tiny: just me, a young couple from NYC, and our guide, Jonas. It was such an intimate and easy-going way to see the sights.

Eyjafjallajökull, the volcano that erupted in 2010, and the farm it buried in ash at its base.
In the black lava desert, Jonas recently uncovered this crashed US Army plane.

a hidden hot-spring-fed swimming pool

lava flow covered in thick moss

a river cuts through black lava sand

What's missing in this post? Glaciers. So many glacier photos, I had to split the posts up.

But I'll leave you with the Blue Lagoon. And lest you think it's too romantic to stand, the last photo gives a better idea of the reality.


jennifer said...

Wow, crazy beautiful! xx

Lesa said...

Wonderful, exactly what you hope Iceland will look like. Love the little villages of houses with their red roofs.

heathertorre/MySelvagedLife said...

so incredibly desolate yet beautiful.