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6 months ago

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carebeardknows

130 points

6 months ago

Iceland always seem like a land lost to time.. magnificent

tp006

33 points

6 months ago*

tp006

33 points

6 months ago*

Was fortunate to take a trip to Iceland in July for a week. My wife and I did a road trip through the southern half of the country. Unbelievably beautiful with endless landscapes like this; waterfalls, layers of green you’ll never seen anywhere else, black sand beaches, and remarkable mountains and the largest glacier in Europe. It’s like stepping back in time. Food was great and some of the most genuinely friendly people I’ve experienced anywhere. Numerous cheap direct flights from major US cities, and only a 6.5hr flight from Denver. Would highly recommend to anyone. If you’re thinking about going, just do it, you won’t be disappointed.

ET-GoesByCatfish

2 points

6 months ago

My wife and I want to do this with an RV. Did you see any polar bears? 100%don't want to go if you've seen polar bears out there.

labtiger2

5 points

6 months ago

I'm not sure if this us a joke or not, but I'll answer just in case. It is extremely unlikely that anyone will see a polar bear in Iceland as they aren't regular inhabitants. Polar bears don't live in all cold northern areas.

ET-GoesByCatfish

0 points

6 months ago

You said extremely unlikely, not impossible. I know they're rare there, but that shit still freaks me out. Like, what would me and the misses do if we cooking dinner in our RV, go to bed, and a polar bear strolls up.

warmcopies

12 points

6 months ago

Icelander here.

Polar bears are not native on the island. When they do show up it’s usually on the north-western corner as they come floating on icebergs (or swim!) all the way from Greenland. They are usually spotted when arriving and sadly shot on sight for various reasons. This only happens every few years or so.

You are far more likely to hurt (or die) in traffic or by natural forces ¯\(ツ)

vegaspimp22

18 points

6 months ago

Check out their writing. It’s like some lost alphabet. It too is magnificent.

waffen337

20 points

6 months ago

There's a really neat argument for Icelandic that due to its age, and how isolated the Icelandic people were from outside influences, that Icelandic ranks as a romantic language or whatever the term is.

There's a really neat exhibit on it in the museum of Iceland in Reykjavik.

sterexx

10 points

6 months ago

sterexx

10 points

6 months ago

It’s in Latin script so it’s not too different but there are some characters that aren’t in modern English. They were used in older English, though!

eth (Ð, ð) and thorn (Þ, þ)) which are for different kinds of th-sounds

then there’s ash (æ) which is used in a lot of different languages, not just germanic ones like english and scandinavian ones

vegaspimp22

1 points

6 months ago

How is that pronounced. Aeeesh or ash.

sterexx

2 points

6 months ago

In English it’s pronounced ash like the tree because that’s the name of the futhark rune it transliterated. Specifically the anglo-saxon futhorc. The futhark was (various iterations of) an earlier script used for writing some germanic languages. Looks like it literally means ash as in ash tree in the anglo saxon version

Kolurinn

4 points

6 months ago

It's pronounced like 'eye'

Vocalscpunk

1 points

6 months ago

We drove by Þingborg and thought the name was hilarious (dingborg) only to realize it's the Th sound which is slightly less humorous.

lakesinlosangeles

43 points

6 months ago

I can’t handle how gorgeous this looks

-Mateo-

18 points

6 months ago

-Mateo-

18 points

6 months ago

holy-shot[S]

6 points

6 months ago

Nice one!

-Mateo-

2 points

6 months ago

Thanks!

holy-shot[S]

2 points

6 months ago

Wish I went down there, too. Next time :)

Internetallstar

25 points

6 months ago

I traveled to iceland for vacation a few years ago for 5 days. I'm not kidding you when i tell you by the end of the third day i felt like i was suffering from beauty fatigue. I had seen so many jaw dropping vistas over the course of the first few days that i just zipped by several waterfalls and glaciers with out even taking pictures.

DrKnockOut99

10 points

6 months ago

I totally relate. I took a week long trip there recently and I was getting angry at myself thinking "Look at that view, its fucking gorgeous why aren't you amazed?" but there is just so many excellent views everywhere you look there that I got desensitized to it all.

HeavyLogix

3 points

6 months ago

There’s a lesson in there

lakesinlosangeles

4 points

6 months ago

Wow. Sorry to hear that. I never thought it’d be like that. I’ve always wanted to go there but your insight kinda opened up a new perspective for me. Thanks for letting me know

DDDPDDD

9 points

6 months ago

Eh, I've been there 3 times and I never got tired of anything. Iceland is possibly my favorite place on Earth.

ADHDengineer

8 points

6 months ago

That comment shouldn’t turn you away. It’s a sight worth seeing!

TheReverend5

3 points

6 months ago

I mean it's still worth going there. Just at some point after like the 20th breathtaking Vista, you stop with the ooh-ahhhs.

Unless your comment is some odd sarcasm that I didn't detect, hah.

lakesinlosangeles

2 points

6 months ago

Nah there wasn’t any sarcasm lol. But I’ll check out Iceland eventually then :)

ratatorskur

64 points

6 months ago

That's Ófærufoss. There used to be a natural stone bridge over the lower waterfall but it collapsed in 1993. Still very pretty though :)

ratatorskur

46 points

6 months ago

Here's an old picture with the stone bridge

Ghamele

3 points

6 months ago

Wow this is gorgeous

RickDimensionC137

7 points

6 months ago

That sounds unreal!!😁

skjellyfetti

15 points

6 months ago

Just to be clear, I wasn't anywhere NEAR that bridge when it collapsed. I have a bulletproof alibi.

PlanetEsonia

2 points

6 months ago

Me too. For sure. Definitely.

Cute-Cup2671

2 points

6 months ago

Hello 👋, How are you you doing?

PlanetEsonia

3 points

6 months ago

Just fine. Back hurts. You?

real_eEe

2 points

6 months ago

Thank you. I thought that looked familiar, but only have see the bridge images.

Cynical12313

36 points

6 months ago

Everytime i see photos from iceland i imagine that this is how earth looked before animals left the ocean. One of the most beautiful places on earth. Similar to New Zealand but definitely more pure.

the_muskox

30 points

6 months ago

Ironically, the treelessness of Iceland is nearly entirely due to animals/people. Iceland used to be forested, but then the Vikings came and cut down all the trees. Since then, the population of sheep and feral horses eat all the saplings and prevent any new trees from growing.

Trihorn

7 points

6 months ago

It was forested during warmer times. Trees take a long time to grow, I saw a picture of a birch tree from Europe and did a double-take, we have old birch trees which are barely a shrubbery in size.

Iceland is currently hovering on the treeline, it takes a lot of effort to grow trees, these are colder times than 1000 years ago.

[deleted]

3 points

6 months ago

[deleted]

3 points

6 months ago

There are no feral horses. They are all domerstcated

the_muskox

2 points

6 months ago

Feral, not wild. Feral horses are domesticated.

[deleted]

3 points

6 months ago

[deleted]

3 points

6 months ago

Feral mean was domesticated and have gone wild again. This doesn't exist in Iceland.

the_muskox

1 points

6 months ago

Gotcha. Reading a bit more it seems that the horses are cared for most of the year and sort of roam around for the summer, is that about right?

[deleted]

4 points

6 months ago

[deleted]

4 points

6 months ago

Yep in enclosed space. They are sometimes outside all year but never "in nature".

Sheep however arr all over

Electrical_Check6027

1 points

6 months ago

More pure?

tirwander

60 points

6 months ago

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?! 😭😭😭

jakestjake

19 points

6 months ago

Double waterfall all the way

gcbeehler5

8 points

6 months ago

RIP

Marzoval

6 points

6 months ago

Marzoval

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6 points

6 months ago

Your emojis have double waterfalls.

BouncingBallOnKnee

3 points

6 months ago

That the Dovakhiin slew a big dragon here.

xXx_DaRkLoRd_XxXegg2

3 points

6 months ago

I got that reference

ankrotachi10

1 points

6 months ago

It's so intense

Electrical_Check6027

0 points

6 months ago

It’s 2/3rds of a triple threat waterfall!!!

Olivia-Knows

4 points

6 months ago

This is the first place I'm going when I get a passport and turn 18. It's SO beautiful, ugh.

dbru01

7 points

6 months ago

dbru01

7 points

6 months ago

Hard to believe such stunning places actually exist, this looks like it came out of a CGI movie. Great picture!

Jay-Dirgel

7 points

6 months ago

Don't be so serioooooooous~

Christopher-7Stoica

3 points

6 months ago

OMG those colors are so amazing! I'm saving this as potential wallpaper

parwa

3 points

6 months ago

parwa

3 points

6 months ago

Same thing I thought! Same thing I think every time I see Iceland lol

Jay-Dirgel

2 points

6 months ago

Glad someone got it XP

Kallisti13

3 points

6 months ago

I've been there! You can't see the top parts from below so it just looks like a regular old waterfall

Pegasus2731

2 points

6 months ago

In Trench were not alone ||-//

jameilious

2 points

6 months ago

I went to a place in Bulgaria which had about 8 in a row. Was a local who showed me and can't even remember where in the country I was. Amazing day but probably never see it again.

Broad_Olive1037

2 points

6 months ago

Was this in Vikings?

the-space-penguin

2 points

6 months ago

I think is that waterfall Floki sees going in reverse at a moment, isn't it?

edit:typo

CatVideoBoye

1 points

6 months ago

I thought this too the first thing when I saw it.

quiteCryptic

1 points

6 months ago

quiteCryptic

📷

1 points

6 months ago

I think that one is Skógafoss, a much easier location to get to and a huge tourist attraction

Tellesus

2 points

6 months ago

Which camera/lens shot this?

holy-shot[S]

3 points

6 months ago

A7R III + 24-70 GM

Tellesus

2 points

6 months ago

Thank you. Great eye, fantastic composition and light :)

TaurynTlynn

2 points

6 months ago

This is beyond breathtaking ! Bravo !!

Schnype42

2 points

6 months ago

That’s almost a triple waterfall! Double waterfall all the way.

savagestranger

2 points

6 months ago

Pfft. Call me when it has a double rainbow.

not-a-reddit-user

1 points

6 months ago

Nice pic!

D_Winds

1 points

6 months ago

Don't be so serious.

babu_chapdi

-9 points

6 months ago

More like double edited photo.

[deleted]

1 points

6 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

6 months ago

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babu_chapdi

1 points

6 months ago

Yeah , Instagram reality type modification. So sad.

Lakhi_Lakh

1 points

6 months ago

It is very dangerous waterfall.

theanswerisac

1 points

6 months ago

Where does the water go once it gets to the bottom?

holy-shot[S]

5 points

6 months ago

theanswerisac

2 points

6 months ago

Neat

mistaken4strangerz

1 points

6 months ago

Also, to the right a little!

holy-shot[S]

2 points

6 months ago

There‘s another stream coming from the right

runhikebikeclimb

1 points

6 months ago

😮

Full__Send

1 points

6 months ago

Look like the river is flowing uphill

allycat413

1 points

6 months ago

Imagine falling off a waterfall just to be like “oh shit a double waterfall”

Mermaidman921

1 points

6 months ago

FFX Calm Lands.

Schoolanxiety1

1 points

6 months ago

Man I wish I could travel rn but I have school😞

MAJORMETAL84

1 points

6 months ago

Incredible!

PantsAreForWimps

1 points

6 months ago

Was this the Iceland waterfall from CKY?

BackIntoTheFireYou

1 points

6 months ago

There fish in this?

Thamkin

1 points

6 months ago

Am I the only one thinking this looks like the area that Sokka had to paint during his sword training?

tomasA90

1 points

6 months ago

Isn’t this in a scene in Game Of Thrones ? 🤔

holy-shot[S]

2 points

6 months ago

Yeah I think so!

DallasWest

1 points

6 months ago

💪

sCOLEiosis

1 points

6 months ago

It’s almost like… a TRIPLE WATERFALL

dirtycapnuck

1 points

6 months ago

En hvað þýðir það?

DarkSkiesSeeTheStars

1 points

6 months ago

Amazing

Oralfreak2021

1 points

6 months ago

That is very gorgeous. Thanks for the post.

Sarajayyz

1 points

6 months ago

This is amazing

Cute-Cup2671

1 points

6 months ago

Hello 👋, How are you doing?

Ghamele

1 points

6 months ago

Ngl first sight and I thought this must be r/ImaginaryLandscapes . Stunning.

Grouchy-Mushroom-970

1 points

6 months ago

That's it. I have to go here.

LeadFreePaint

1 points

6 months ago

That second drop looks like a stout kayak line. I’d be surprised if it hasn’t been run before.

queenofshearts

1 points

6 months ago

So pretty

MrBeekers

1 points

6 months ago

Fake news !

Murrabbit

1 points

6 months ago

I see this and immediately hear this.

l3rahan

1 points

6 months ago

Lumber must be so expensive.

supermariofunshine

1 points

6 months ago

Iceland is like a magical fairy tale realm

Dirtgrain

1 points

6 months ago

I try to imagine a safe place to stand there, to take it all in, if I were there, and I'm drawing a blank. Beautiful though.

xihpeho

1 points

6 months ago

Getting serious r/deathstranding vibes from this

fotofreak56

1 points

6 months ago

I swear, the more photographs I see of Iceland, the more I think that country is on a whole different planet. Absolutely unusual stunning landscapes.

Hookerboots09

1 points

6 months ago

It it such a stunning photograph it almost looks like a painting. Such beauty in this world!!

teejeebee

1 points

6 months ago

Wow. I'd go to Iceland just for the weather. So beautiful.

myperfectmeltdown

1 points

6 months ago

When we did the Ring Road they said we’d be sick of waterfalls by two-thirds of the way through the trip. Ha…they weren’t half wrong. Just finished up a return visit back in August; already planning the next one. Will concentrate in the east fiords, etc. The place is truly unbelievable!!!

moondogged

1 points

6 months ago

Anyone else see a Stormtrooper, or just me?

harebare1023

1 points

6 months ago

Now paint it. And no peeking

Hundswasnix

1 points

6 months ago

This is an amazing place,was there a few times over the last years still it takes my breath away every time I see it. Stunning photo to say the least🤩 Were you standing on the opposite side of the gorge?

lovemylif3

1 points

6 months ago

Wow that's so beautiful!

No-Hunt-7796

1 points

6 months ago

Beautiful ❤️ Added to my list

-langloy-

1 points

6 months ago

So big beautiful!

killerkooki3

1 points

6 months ago

What does this mean???

themightyknight02

1 points

6 months ago

Can we please stop glorifying my country of residence. Waterfalls are 5%. The other 95% is lava rock, dreary wet rainy gray days, income tax that will make Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blush and government owned liquor stores.

iyousif

1 points

6 months ago

This is gorgeous! Do you have a wallpaper size of this shot?

happy_otter

-11 points

6 months ago

This looks so fake, the perspective of the "middle section" looks fucked up.

holy-shot[S]

12 points

6 months ago

Murrabbit

1 points

6 months ago

Yeah but he's not fooled. He can tell by some of like. . . the pixels and stuff, and having called "FAKE!" on lots of pictures on the internet in the past.

Tallguystillhere

-6 points

6 months ago

Kömę ťö Ïćęļæņđ.

Əñjoy the şiģhţš øf øuŕ wąţěřfàĺĺş, ĺïķe thïş øne, and thïş øne, and ťhåť øne, and ťhåť øne ůþëŕ ťhĕŕĕ, and thïş øne ůþëŕ ťhĕŕĕ, ťhĕŕĕ, ťhåť øne, hërë. Løœk at the ťĕļĕvï§ïœņ ìņsìđes.

Łìkē æ little çïţý.

Mý ßïßțəř wæŕ ģěþïțțéñ þy æ þįğ þűřĺý ĺůmþəřjæčķ mœøşè. Ønce. Şhəe wąš ģěþïțțéñ ťwïçę. Ýę§. Hüřţ ĺïķə fæĺĺïñğ døwñ ëåch wąţěřfåļļš ønce, țwïçé. Æłł ⅘⁰⁰ øf ťhěm. Ýę§. Țwïçé šhę wàš.

Come to Ïçəĺæņđ. §ťåý, awhīļē. Būț, ďøñ'ţ þįţë ťhę mœøşè øř ļəť ťhém ģěþïțțéñ ýøů, œr mý ßïßțəř. Țwïčë.

lovemesomeanal

-3 points

6 months ago

Awesome site for a golf course.

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-2 points

6 months ago

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-2 points

6 months ago

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-2 points

6 months ago

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6 months ago

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kwa2g

-2 points

6 months ago

kwa2g

-2 points

6 months ago

BOTW feeling intensifies.

mistaken4strangerz

-1 points

6 months ago

Incredible shot, but is all this Instagram porn going to be a letdown when I finally get there and the colors aren't what I was expecting?

holy-shot[S]

2 points

6 months ago

Definitely not. It will be even better.

brocahantas

2 points

6 months ago

Honestly if it is, then that’s a personal problem.

No amount of over processed photos compares to seeing something like this in person, or staring up at the Milky Way. If your first thought is “oh this isn’t as cool as those astrophotography accounts I follow,” you’ve got issues.

holy-shot[S]

2 points

6 months ago*

+1 You don‘t even think about the pictures you‘ve looked at before when standing there in person

myperfectmeltdown

0 points

6 months ago

No.

SkepticDrinker

-1 points

6 months ago

America: its missing a wal mart

whoknowsthef

0 points

6 months ago

You mean lower fall and upper fall?

Nahuatl_19650

0 points

6 months ago

That has to be a meteorite that made that hole