South Iceland – An Icelandic Honeymoon

The south coast of Iceland has some of the most barren landscapes I’ve ever seen. Sometimes the road ahead brought nothingness for miles upon miles. But this nothingness is broken up by dramatic cliffside, crashing waterfalls and giant glaciers.

During this part of our trip, we stopped at many waterfalls, visited a glacial lake and went exploring inside the ice caves of one of Iceland’s largest glaciers. We desperately wanted to visit the black beaches of Vik and see the basalt cliffs but unfortunately, the stormy weather and strong winds forced us to turn back and keep to the road a little bit more inland. At least it’s something we can add to our list for our next visit.

Jökulsárlón

If I had to choose a highlight from this section of our trip, it would probably be the glacial lake Jökulsárlón, the farthest east part of our journey. It is at this lake that ice from the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier breaks off in to the lake to form large icebergs that slowly drift outwards towards the ocean. As the river flows into the ocean at one of Iceland’s many black beaches, the icebergs lie on the sand waiting for the tide to carry them away.

A picture of a snow capped volcano in Iceland taken from the aeroplane by Wild Connections Photography A picture of a glacer and mountains in Iceland taken from above by Wild Connections Photography The northern lights taken at the hotel Ranga in Iceland by Wild Connections Photography A shot of the exterior wood cabin ilike facade of Hotel Ranga in Iceland by Wild Connections Photography A little wooden house on the south coast of Iceland by Wild Connections Photography A bench in front of the Seljalandsfoss waterfall in Iceland by Wild Connections Photography Icicles frozen to the metal staircase at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall in Iceland by Wild Connections Photography The view looking outwards from behind the Seljalandsfoss waterfall The view of fields and the coast from behind the Seljalandsfoss waterfall in Iceland by Wild Connections Photography A photo of Seljalandsfoss waterwall and the stream that runs away from it in Iceland by Wild Connections Photography Skogafoss waterfall in Iceland from the bottom of the waterfall by Wild Connections Photography A photo of Skogafoss waterfall in Iceland from a footpath mid-way up the hillside by Wild Connections Photography Glaciers creeping in between the mountains in Iceland

Taking a guide into the glacial ice caves was an incredible experience and one that I will never forget.Photographing inside an ice cave in Iceland by Wild Connections Photography Water melting down icicles in an ice cave in Iceland by Wild Connections Photography Icicles created by melt water inside an ice cave in Iceland by Wild Connections Photography Close up picture of the blue ice inside an ice cave in Iceland A giant pillar forms inside an ice cave in Iceland by Wild Connections Photography A wide shot of inside an ice cave in Iceland by Wild Connections Photography

The glacial lake of Jökulsárlón is the last peaceful resting place of the icebergs that break of the glaciers and drift slowly towards the ocean.

Giant icebergs floating off the shore of the Jokulssarlon glacier lake in Iceland Giant icebergs floating in the still lake in Iceland by Wild Connections Photography A close up of the icebergs on the shore of Jokulsarlon glacier lake A woman standing on an iceberg on the Jokulsarlon glacier lake in Iceland at dusk by Wild Connections Photography Large blocks of ice washed up on the sand on a black beach in Iceland Waves washing up against large blocks of ice on a black beach in Iceland by Wild Connections Photography  close up of a large ice block on a black beach at Jokulsarlon in Iceland Close up of an iceberg on Jokulsarlon lake in Iceland at dawn A self portrait of Cat and Menno on a black beach in Iceland surrounded by large blocks of Ice Large blue icebergs float in the Jokulsarlon glacial lake in Iceland by Wild Connections Photography Large icebergs with black streaks from volcanic ash in the Jokulsarlon glacier lake in Iceland A long straight road in Iceland Svartifoss waterfall in the winter time in Iceland by Wild Connections Photography Icicles hang from the rocks around svartifoss waterfall in Iceland Horses grazing in a field in south Iceland with a rainbow in the background

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