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Melt from Svínafellsjökull glacier makes for gorgeous landscapes

Iceland is known as the “land of fire and ice.” Between the Nordic country’s geothermal hot springs, active volcanos, and glaciers, it’s a fitting nickname.

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Clouds, Svínafellsjökull glacier, and autumn scenery

Iceland is home to Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe, which has multiple tongues. One of the prettiest I saw during my Iceland trip was Svínafellsjökull. It’s located in Skaftafell, which also part of Vatnajökull National Park in southern Iceland.

Autumn scenery of Svínafellsjökull Glacier

I shot the video above on my iPhone 6s. I thought the southern Icelandic scenery was so Nordic zen.

Damp moss adds to the many textures of this Svínafellsjökull landscape

Svínafellsjökull and Skaftafellsjökull are spurs (or sub-glacier) of the Vatnajökull ice cap.

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Moody light and a stream make Svinafelljokul hauntingly beautiful

 I loved how you could view the blue ice of the glacier right from the Ring Road.

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A brief hike leads up to the tongue of Skaftafellsjökull glacier

The blue ice of Skaftafellsjökul added an extra dimension to the already moody and gorgeous Icelandic scenery.

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Moody blues of Skaftafellsjökull

You can hike up to (and on) the tongue of Skaftafellsjökull glacier.

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Glacier hiking in Iceland

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Moody mist and shifting light made for an interesting photograph

If you’re planning on doing a glacier hike, be sure to hire an experienced guide. There have been a few accidents in this area.

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Autumn colors, mountains and a glacier. 

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Ana photographing the icebergs in a glacial lake

I shot these images on the first day of my two day Glacial Lagoon Photo Tour in Iceland.

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