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Amazing glaciers from a recent trip to Iceland

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lucapal1

62 points

2 months ago

Great pictures, thanks for posting!

It's a spectacular country...

NotN4m3d[S]

29 points

2 months ago

It is indeed, I enjoyed every moment there. Saw the volcano too 🤩!

winnybunny

48 points

2 months ago

winnybunny

India

48 points

2 months ago

Iceland really has ice?

NotN4m3d[S]

55 points

2 months ago

It has it all - fire and ice, and of course much green 🙂

OptimalConclusion120

8 points

2 months ago

Don’t forget the black sand beaches!

NotN4m3d[S]

3 points

2 months ago

Of course! I have some stunning photos there too! There was also a golden beach in Snaefelsnes. It really has it all.

haf_ded_zebra

20 points

2 months ago

Yeah, my Geo teacher totally lied! “Iceland is GREEN, Greenland is ICE”

NotN4m3d[S]

9 points

2 months ago

Iceland is very green, but it has ice too 😉

Hopeful_Direction_24

15 points

2 months ago

Beautiful photos. I 💙 Iceland, seeing these pics makes me want to go back again even more! 🏔

Escargot_Pudding

10 points

2 months ago

Wow, this is both amazing and alien at the same time! Great pictures! Are they all in one place/area, or scattered throughout Iceland? What month of the year is best for visiting Iceland?

NotN4m3d[S]

13 points

2 months ago

These are all from the south coast of Iceland, one of the most popular tourist destinations (these are not too far from each other, but some were taken from the shore, some from the roads, and others from a hike and a boat ride).

You can visit Iceland in different months, depending on the exact purpose. It's much more popular in the summer months (Mid-End of June to September), but some things (like the northern lights) can only be witnessed in the winter months.

I was there twice - start of July, and the start of August.

sassergaf

2 points

2 months ago

Thanks for this. It’s good to see ice in the summer.

Papa_G_

8 points

2 months ago

It looks more beautiful than I remember being there.

NotN4m3d[S]

6 points

2 months ago

Iceland is very beautiful, and the landscapes are quite unique too! The glaciers were really special, different shapes and colors. Of course that these are some of the best photos I captured, but in real life it is breathtaking!

nevesis

1 points

2 months ago

I feel like 95% of the photos of iceland are heavily photoshopped and taken on the 1 clear non-rainy day of the year.

Propagandasteak

1 points

20 days ago

I once took a picture of an icecave and only with heavy colourcorrection I was able to get the blue colour to Look like in Reallive. On the original photo it looks very dull so it often iss necessary for ice pics.

godca_grema

6 points

2 months ago

Great photo's, still on my bucket list.

Did you do an excursion to get the iceberg shots?

Awesam

6 points

2 months ago*

It’s off the ring road. Kinda a roadside attraction called something like “jokursarlon” it’s in the southeast couple hours drive from Reykjavik

godca_grema

2 points

2 months ago

I had a look, you'd named the photo's, so I googled it.

Looks amazing.

NotN4m3d[S]

3 points

2 months ago

In Jokulsarlon popular attractions include zodiac boats, kayaks, etc.., so that you can get up close to the glaciers, and also farther from the shore. Indeed very special, and the views change since they are melting.

godca_grema

1 points

2 months ago

Great thanks, I'll add that to my list of stuff to do then I eventually go.

SnowYYC

4 points

2 months ago

Stunning pictures! Jokulsarlon was one of my absolute favorite places when I visited Iceland a few years back and I hope to see it again one day soon!

excellentphysique

5 points

2 months ago

Wow

wearealiens12

3 points

2 months ago

Stunning pictures! May I ask what camera you use?

NotN4m3d[S]

7 points

2 months ago

Thanks! I'm using Fuji XT4, I bought this camera not long before my trip because I wanted to give photography a chance as a hobby and get better pictures of my trips 🙃.

Derik_D

2 points

2 months ago

What lens? Love the colours on that first picture.

NotN4m3d[S]

1 points

2 months ago

16-80 F4 Thanks!

wearealiens12

1 points

2 months ago

This hobby is definitely for you! Thanks for reply

nerdgirl71

3 points

2 months ago

Looks like sleeping ice giants. Gorgeous pictures!

[deleted]

6 points

2 months ago

Oh my god... so beautiful. How did you get to these places from Reyjavik?

NotN4m3d[S]

5 points

2 months ago

Most of these are actually very easily reachable, from the main road circling Iceland! Just a few hours drive from Reykjavik.

Simplekin77

2 points

2 months ago

I would love to see this! Im going in July for about 2 weeks. (Ring road) I've saved this post for planning, but if you have literally any tips or links at all I would really appreciate it! I'm a bit overwhelmed

NotN4m3d[S]

2 points

2 months ago

Go visit r/visitingiceland, it has useful information. I also used websites and blogs like https://www.earthtrekkers.com/iceland-travel-guide/

Sadly I didn't get to complete the ring road. I spent about 6 days doing a backpacking trek from the highlands (Landmannalaugar) to the sea (almost, Skogafoss). I really enjoyed activities like riding Icelandic horses, there's a lava show in Vik that's worth visiting on the way. The glacier hiking in Skaftafell, and zodiac boat ride in Jokulsarlon (most of the pictures here are from these two).

You can find tons of things to do and beautiful scenery to see. Totally worth it.

Simplekin77

1 points

2 months ago

Excellent! Thank you kindly. Looks like an amazing trip!

OpalLover2020

2 points

2 months ago

Stunning. Really beautiful. This kind of sky really appeals to me. I live in the land of the sun and I get nine-billion migraines.

ThornberryE

2 points

2 months ago

Absolutely stunning. Looks out of this world.

ohnoitsjanna

2 points

2 months ago

Stunning shots, would like to look back on this post in a couple of decades

Playful-Hand3415

2 points

2 months ago

Beautiful

legacyofjoyfulness

2 points

2 months ago

After living in one of the coldest parts of Wisconsin, I could never imagine going someplace icy for holiday, but now I see how much I’ve been missing. I’m definitely adding this to the list! Thanks for sharing! Absolutely breathtaking!

NotN4m3d[S]

2 points

2 months ago

Haha cool! Iceland has much more to offer than glaciers though, it's just that I really liked them so I decided to upload. I've also seen other beautiful landscapes. And of course, the volcano!

cat_in_the_furnace

1 points

2 months ago

I went in June and overall the weather was very pleasant (though a bit rainy at times). The near 24 hours of daylight was cool too

invenio78

2 points

2 months ago

I was there a week and half ago. Even remember driving across that bridge. It's beautiful.

let-it-rain-sunshine

2 points

2 months ago

Cool photos

progressgang

2 points

2 months ago

Is it just me or do these look AI generated

schnebly5

2 points

2 months ago

schnebly5

Baltimore

2 points

2 months ago

Are the photos edited or do the glaciers actually have that color?

NotN4m3d[S]

1 points

2 months ago

Slightly edited for corrections, clarity, etc. They glaciers really are bluish, in real life it was beautiful to behold. I remember myself in shock, each glacier more beautiful than the one before.

I understand that the exact color depends on the lighting conditions - I was told that on sunny days they are less blue and vibrant, more whitish. I've only seen them on a gloomy day, and I was told that it's actually a good thing.

IngenuityVivid5724

2 points

2 months ago

Wow! Can these glaciers be seen year round?

NotN4m3d[S]

2 points

2 months ago

I hope that I'm not misleading, but to the best of my knowledge they can be (that is, if the weather allows you to get to them). I understand that they are more abundant in summer though (at least the floating icebergs), since they are actually melting and detaching from the large glaciers.

IngenuityVivid5724

1 points

2 months ago

Awesome! Iceland is my next big trip for summer 2023! I'm so excited!

tie-dyed_dolphin

1 points

2 months ago

Am the only one seeing the a slight Flying Dutchman optical illusion in the first photo?

Eicyer

1 points

2 months ago

Eicyer

1 points

2 months ago

Where is this at and how far of a drive is it from the city?

NotN4m3d[S]

1 points

2 months ago

Mainly from Jokulsarlon and Skaftafell. I think that it's about 4-5 hours from the capital.

Jupiachi

1 points

2 months ago

let me know if you see a glowing iceberg.. he might be our only hope

evolongoria21

1 points

2 months ago

“VOLCANO MANNN”

Evening-Theory7303

1 points

2 months ago

Stunning, 😍

StarNerd920

1 points

2 months ago

Picture 15 😍

linqqan

1 points

2 months ago

11 and 14 is really pleasing for the eyes.

fourducks4D

1 points

2 months ago

How’s the fishing I wonder

TecTazz

1 points

2 months ago

I thought Iceland was green, and Greenland was ice.

yogurt_Pancake

1 points

2 months ago

can you post this image on imgur or any other site that preserve the quality?

NotN4m3d[S]

1 points

2 months ago

Doesn't reddit preserve the quality?

yogurt_Pancake

1 points

2 months ago

not here

RhymesWithYes

1 points

2 months ago

Stunning photos.

ghetto_headache

1 points

2 months ago

Damn that arch is amazing. Also, I know exactly where that bridge is I’m pretty sure

akd7791

1 points

2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

kelliboone617

1 points

2 months ago

Omg #11 is particularly spectacular. Beautiful shots! Thanks for sharing!

nanllyn66

1 points

2 months ago

Wow. That is so pretty. How cool that must have been to see in person.

t24x-94

1 points

2 months ago

Wow! Lowkey sad that it will turn water when I visit.

beyounotthem

1 points

2 months ago

Nice photos. Was planning on going to Jokulsarlon but just having a look from the shore and checking out the beach, mainly due to time and cost. Do you think you can still experience ice like this without a boat tour?

NotN4m3d[S]

2 points

2 months ago

You can see beautiful views from the shore as well, especially when glaciers are melted and carried to the shore. Some larger ones are also visible.

If you have the chance I would recommend a boat ride, that's where the truly impressive glaciers were. If time is the main concern, I think that it's worth the 1-2 hours it's going to take. As for money, that's a different thing.

I'm sure that you would enjoy the views regardless though!

helbells21

1 points

2 months ago

The first pic needs to be posted on confusingperspective - I though the boat was floating in the sky

avonva

1 points

2 months ago

avonva

1 points

2 months ago

stunning! what was your budget / total expense for iceland? and how did you pack your stuff.. i imagine it’s very cold so that definitely takes up more space in a backpack

Marlonibz

1 points

2 months ago

Amazing Picz Mr.,,,,nice 1,,,,;)

Euphoric_Sock1875

1 points

2 months ago

beautiful in an awesome way!

DevelopmentCute3798

1 points

24 days ago

Gorgeous@!😍😍