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Die Gletscherlagune Jökulsárlón an der Südküste Islands. 

The glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón on the south coast of Iceland. 

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Spiegelberge

  1. Die Gletscherlagune Jökulsárlón an der Südküste Islands. An Ende der Lagune hat man einen schönen Blick auf den Berg Fellsfjall. 
  2. Drei Berge spiegeln sich im Wasser der Jökulsá í Lóni von rechts nach links gesehen: Hvammsheiði, Þorgeirsstaðatindur, Skálatindur. Hier auf der #1 Fahrtrichtung von Stafafell nach Höfn im Südosten Islands.

Mirror mountains

  1. The Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon at the south coast of Iceland. At the end of the lagoon there is a beautiful view of the mountain Fellsfjall.
  2. Three mountains are mirrored in the water of Jökulsá í Lóni, seen from right to left: Hvammsheiði, Þorgeirsstaðatindur, Skálatindur. Here on the #1, travel direction of Stafafell to Höfn in the East of Iceland. 

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05/15/17 - This photo is not me standing in front of some mystical painting. This is real life. And me on top of a 200m high, active volcano on Vestmannaeyjar, the islands off the south coast of Iceland. This volcano is Eldfell, and last erupted in 1973, wiping out 2/3 of the houses on the island, and creating magnificent lava flows in the process. We got up early to drive the two hours from Reykjavik to Landeyjahöfn, where we caught the ferry to Vestmannaeyjar. The ferry itself was quite an experience. It is the first time that I ever drove a car onto a ferry, and it was a bumpy ride, but with breathtaking views along the way. When we got to the island, about 45 mins later, we drove around and explored the relatively fresh lava fields. The Westman Islands honestly look like something out of a fantasy novel, like Lord of the Rings, otherworldly. Then, we got to Eldfell. Steph couldn’t climb it, starting week 25 of pregnancy, but I felt compelled to tackle it. The hike was quite difficult. The vertical climb is steep, and the terrain is all covered with loose sediment. I effectively had to go pigeon-toed and just tread the dried lava, until I reached the top. I traversed it in about 26 mins, which wasn’t bad, considering my quads were on fire. But as you can see, the view was more than worth it. Climbing an active volcano is definitely one of the coolest things that I have ever accomplished. Afterward, we drove to the south tip of the island and did some bird and lamb(!) watching. The winds were crazy, being the third windiest place on earth. We also met up with some sassy horses, and took some photos. Having not seen any wild puffins, we went to the island’s aquarium/museum, which was awesome. They have a puffin they care for, and he was full of personality, wanting to be my best friend. I fell in love. He followed me around and danced circles around my feet. We explored the island some more, before catching the ferry back to the mainland, where it was only a short drive to glorious waterfalls (including Gljúfrabúi, a mystical, hidden waterfall). Just another awesome day, which was capped off with amazing ice cream shakes in Selfoss. I love this country.

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Impressionen von der Gletscherlagune Jökulsárlón an der Südküste Islands.

Impressions of the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón on the south coast of Iceland.

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