We did a couple of excursions to the snowfields and they are truly spectacular. Archie took most of these photographs so I cannot take much credit at all.
Firstly, the waterfalls: these were all taken in the south of Iceland, around Porsmork
I do love a good waterfall
How is this? We had to put on crampons and climb through to the back of a cave for Archie to get this shot.
Followers on Facebook and IG will recognise this frozen waterfall
We do quite a bit of four wheel driving at home, but what we did in Iceland does not compare. Our guide had a massive truck (Ford Expedition with 46″ Mickey Thomson tyres for those interested) and we forded rivers, wound our way round mountains, climbed glaciers and drove through deep snow.
Here we are watching the sun come up at 10.30 in the morning.
We did drive perilously close to the edge of cliffs…
A typical view of some of the milder terrain
and a long shot
we crossed this waterway
We hiked quite a bit and the crampons came in very handy
We even visited the beach (Atlantic Ocean) with black volcanic sand and snow, quite an interesting combination
the shipwreck was rather wonderful with the black sand as contrast. It also made a wonderful shelter from the wind.
We went snowmobiling, and I did half the driving which was fun. Too busy to take any photos, but here is one of Mark and me dressed in our snowmobiling gear
We stayed the night at the Volcano Huts in Thorsmork. This is the view of the accommodation across the thermally heated pool. Tom is the only one who went for a swim in it…
Behind the pool was a delightful sauna in a barrel (bottom right of this photo). We all had a go in here. It was lovely.
This was our accommodation – not fancy, but comfortable and very warm
Archie took this photo of another hut in the moonlight
Finally, a cave in the glacier
with a view to our truck
Last shot of the happy campers. I am wearing all me-mades except my ski jacket, and Mark is all me-made except his down jacket.
21 thoughts on “The Iceland snowfields”
What an adventure!
Stunning. It’s hard to believe it’s real sitting here in Perth!
Oooh, a new look blog! It looks fantastic Sue 🙂 And what a wonderful trip you’re having, thanks for all the wonderful pictures, I’m enjoying them so much. We went to Iceland in 2014, although in the summer so the landscape looked very very different! But we absolutely loved it, and would love to go back again. Have lots of fun! and I’ll see you soon, I’m sure. Take lots more pictures!!
Very jealous now
Archie’s pictures are spectacular. There is a supernatural vibe in every single shot, but I especially love the hut in the moonlight. You’ll have a thermal shock when you go back home in Perth!
We will indeed have a thermal shock Hélène, but London isn’t freezing so is helping. I agree about Archie’s photos!
Happy new year to the Stoney family.
Am loving all the photos, it will be hard to settle back to the Perth lifestyle.
Fantastic! Love the photos, although some of them made me dizzy! What a lovely holiday!
It’s been a fabulous holiday, Linda!
Spectacular scenery and photos. I am enjoying your holiday so much!
Thank you KaSchu, it’s been wonderful.
Oh this looks absolutely spectacular. What an adventure you are having!
We really are, Jean.
Thank you Kim, it was an amazing holiday
What incredible photos! Iceland looks very appealing through your eyes.
Beautiful and stunning pictures of the landscape! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, it was pretty stunning.
Really enjoying your trip to & photos of Iceland!
So amazing, so surreal….especially from my viewpoint of 37 sweltering little degrees!