Wolfgang's photos with the Skaftafell

Jökulsárlón

Jökulsárlón
A seal presents itself for a short moment.
Added on September 16, 2008

Jökulsárlón

Jökulsárlón
Salmon, capelin and herring enter the lagoon and the harbour seals follow the food. Eider ducks are very common on the lagoon.
Added on September 16, 2008

Jökulsárlón

Jökulsárlón
You cannot stop enjoying one of the nicest views you could imagine.
Added on September 16, 2008

Jökulsárlón

Jökulsárlón
Glacier Lagoon is a famous tourist attraction, and has been seen by more people than other Icelandic sites, but that is due to a part of a James Bond film, Die another day, being filmed there.
Added on September 16, 2008

Jökulsárlón

Jökulsárlón
The colours and shapes of the Jokulsarlon are astounding its one of the greatest natural wonders in Iceland, travelling in this dreamlike world, dwarfed by the calving icebergs, man marvels at the majestic magnitude of nature. A august sight you can never…
Added on September 16, 2008

Jökulsárlón at its lake

Jökulsárlón at its lake
The steep glacier tongue Fjallsarjokull and the big, flat one Breidamerkurjokull were merged until 1946 in front of the nunatak Mt. Breidamerkurfjall.
Added on September 16, 2008

Jökulsárlón

Jökulsárlón
The lagoon's surface has been lowered almost to sea level and sea water enters with the tides, increasing the water temperature.
Added on September 16, 2008

Jökulsárlón

Jökulsárlón
Prior to 1950 the 1½ km long course of the glacial river Jokulsa was uninterrupted by any lagoon. Since then the glacier tongue has retreated and a lagoon, gradually increasing in area, was created. The average flow of the river is 250-300 m³/sec. and the…
Added on September 16, 2008

Jökulsárlón lake

Jökulsárlón lake
It's the best known and the largest of a number of glacial lakes in Iceland. It is situated at the south end of the glacier Vatnajökull between Skaftafell National Park and Höfn. Appearing first only in 1934-1935, the lake grew from 7.9 km² in 1975 to at…
Added on September 16, 2008

Jökulsárlón, the glacier lagoon

Jökulsárlón, the glacier lagoon
Jökulsárlón is separated from the sea by only a short distance, and the combined action of the glacier, the river that empties from the lake, and the ocean may eventually transform it into an inlet of the sea. There are plans to prevent this from happenin…
Added on September 16, 2008

Svinafellsjökull glacier

Svinafellsjökull glacier
Added on September 16, 2008

Heinabergsjökull glacier

Heinabergsjökull glacier
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Heavy weather clouds came on the way back

Heavy weather clouds came on the way back
Added on September 16, 2008

The big glacial lake

The big glacial lake
Added on September 16, 2008

The glacier and the river end in the lake

The glacier and the river end in the lake
Added on September 16, 2008

Coming closer to the Svinafellsjökull glacier

Coming closer to the Svinafellsjökull glacier
Added on September 16, 2008

The Skeiðará river flows into a glacial lake

The Skeiðará river flows into a glacial lake
Added on September 16, 2008

Two German youngsters missing since one year

Two German youngsters missing since one year
A sad obit displayed into a rock along the track. Its also a serious warning to every body not to be risky and not to do the tour without an experienced tour guide.
Added on September 16, 2008