Monday, July 4, 2016

On top of the main glacier

Vatnajokull glacier is huge, covering up much of SE Iceland. We've been visiting lagoons and icebergs that emanate from the exit glaciers - the tongues of the glacier that pour off the edge. 

But the main glacier is pristine and we wanted to see it better so we took a very steep 4WD road - F985 - up 2700 feet and 16 km to see it. The road is very steep but we had a 2WD diesel, stick-shift compact car, and a guy who was willing to use it:

When you get up high, there are snowfields everywhere:

 At top there is a cabin that serves lunch:

And at 7pm, we were playing on the edge of the main glacier:

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