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Southeast Iceland

Photographer Andrew Hancock exploring an ice cave in Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, Southeast Iceland. I travelled for a week with Andrew, Brad and Diana focusing on the south coast and southeast Iceland. Among the things Andrew wanted to shoot were ice caves and northen lights. He actually lucked out big time on the northern lights before our tour started […]

Jökulsárlón is a large glacial lagoon in southeast Iceland, on the borders of Vatnajökull National Park. Situated at the head of Breiðamerkurjökull, it evolved into a lagoon after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. The lake has grown since then at varying rates because of melting of the Icelandic glaciers. The lagoon now stands 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) […]

Skeiðarársandur is the largest sandur plain in Iceland. It is the alluvial fan of Skeiðarárjökull, the largest outletglacier in the south of Vatnajökull glacier. It is characterized by its sandy soil and mostly very sparse vegetation. The Lyme Grass on the image was sowed. Lyme grass has been utilized for land restoration since it binds the […]

Skaftafell National Park was founded on September 15, 1967, and enlarged twice afterwards. Today, the park measures about 4807 km2 (2884 mi²), making it Iceland’s second largest national park. The landscape is very similar to some of the Alps, but it has been formed in thousands of years by different influences of fire (volcanic eruptions of Öræfajökull) […]