At this time of year, the sun barely dips below the horizon in Iceland so it doesn’t truly get dark. Sunset and sunrise are within about four hours of each other and during this time, twilight prevails. I decided it would be nice to visit Jökulsárlón again at dawn so after just a couple of hours sleep, we set off from Höfn for the hour-long drive. My previous visit to this glacial lagoon was a couple of months ago and you can see details of that visit here and here.
Despite there being much less ice in the lagoon itself this time, there was still plenty of ice on the beach as you can see from the pictures. I was doing very well at keeping clear of the waves until the wave in the first picture surged ashore. To say the water was cold is an understatement. I’ve been soaked many times taking pictures on the beaches around Cornwall. This particular soaking is one I’ll remember for a long time. For the next few hours, I drove the car barefoot whilst my hiking boots and socks dried in front of the heater vents. Click on the images for a clearer sharper view! :-)
Jökulsárlón is a glacial lagoon in the south of Iceland. I have visited before and you can see the pictures I took then here. It’s a very popular destination and in the depths of winter, we were treated to some amazing sights. I’ve a lot more pictures to share from this wonderful place but for now I’m just going to share these.
Seeing the seals on the ice was a real pleasure. We have seals here in Cornwall and I’ve often watched them but never photographed them. I was really pleased to get the opportunity to photograph these seals in this environment. I love their smiles despite the cold. Click on the pictures for a clearer sharper view..400mm f/5.6 1/125 sec. ISO-50400mm f/5.6 1/125 sec ISO-50