My first time experiencing a sunrise inside a glacier. The yellow glow is coming from the low winter sun that is slowly creeping inside the cave.
I can sometimes spend hours at a time looking at glacier ice. I always try to find shapes and figures that I like. This one kind of looks like a figure guarding the ice.
The local birdlife flying over the ice during sunrise at the lagoon. I wonder if anyone could ever get bored of colours like these?⠀
Another shot of a crystal clear ice block on the black beach by Jökulsárlón. The whole scene is blue because it was before sunrise and it was only lit by a small amount of moonlight.
This glacier, called Breiðamerkurjökull, is the origin of the icebergs in the ice lagoon. The ice breaks away from the glacier and then floats towards the Ring road and the ocean - creating what most people know as the Ice Lagoon.
The top layer of a glacier, when not covered in snow, is interesting. Not only for the blue colors but also for the layers of dirt (or ash in this case). They can shape up to very interesting patterns from different angles.
In December 2017 I was exploring an ice cave in Breiðamerkurjökull, part of the biggest European glacier. This massive hole in the crystal blue ceiling shows off how thick the glacier is above the cave. Impressive, isn't it?⠀
A clash between the blue glacier ice and the low winter sun. No Photoshop involved here - just Mother Nature at its finest!⠀
Another shot at the diamond beach. The retreating waves form interesting lines around the ice blocks in this long exposure shot.
A hidden ice cave beneath Breiðamerkurjökull, close to Jökulsárlón. This place was just stunning. The combination of the glacial river flowing through this blue-capped cave made a surreal surrounding.
This beautiful combination of colours is created by the winter sun rising over Vatnajökull glacier. It's quite amazing to see the blue ice colour pink before your eyes.⠀
Visiting the Diamond Beach near Jökulsárlón never disappoints. The ice is ever-changing and the dynamic of the water just stays interesting. Although you have to be careful not to get wet feet!
A quiet and serene morning at the beautiful ice lagoon. I don't know what I like more: a sunrise bursting with colours or a really quiet cold foggy morning like this.
Gígjökull is located on the way to Þórsmörk and is part of Eyjafjallajökull. This part of the glacier disappeared almost entirely after the 2010 eruption.
Underneath a glacier, looking up at that beautiful crystal blue ceiling. Just knowing that a few hundreds of thousand tons of frozen water could crush you in a heartbeat, that's when you realise just how tiny we all are compared to Mother Nature.
One area that I will never get bored of must be Þórsmörk - it contains so many different aspects. This glacier tongue, called Gígjökull, is part of Eyjafjallajökull and almost vanished after the 2010 eruption. Almost all of the meltwater came down this part of the mountain.
One of the favorite places for many photographers. The black beach near Jökulsárlón looks like an otherworldly place.
Nothing quite beats chilling out in the sun on a glacier, wouldn't you say so?⠀
An ice block on the Jökulsárlón diamong beach during a winter sunset. This place is just beyond comparison.
You're not often alone at Jökulsárlón but on a cold windy day like this one, we were in luck. The frozen over lagoon in combination with the icebergs makes this such a surreal sight.
The golden glow of a winter sunset hitting the edges of the blue ice at Svínafellsjökull. I really love the contrast between the sunlight and the ice.
Using a zoom lens you can pull all the layers in your shot into one plane. This was taken at the Ice Lagoon, showing off all the different colours of the ice - during sunset.
Svínafellsjökull is one of the more accessible glacier outlets of Vatnajökull glacier. It even houses some small ice caves every now and then. Do you think anyone's home?
A close-up of the incredible blue ice you can see inside of an ice cave. This was shot inside the Vatnajökull glacier, considered to be the biggest European glacier.
Taken during one of my photo tours along the south coast of Iceland. This is just one of many snapshots taken during that trip. The weather was exceptionally good (although cold) for the whole time. This shot was taken at Svínafellsjökull during the beginning of sunset.⠀
I just couldn't resist taking a selfie in this ice cave. It's called the Lightroom Ice Cave because of all the long and deep shafts in the glacier that provide light down in the darkness. This cave is about 300 metres deep!
The morning sun hitting the top of Vatnajökull glacier. This glacier outlet is the home of a less-known ice lagoon called Fjallsárlón. This lagoon is a bit different in the fact that there's no ocean water flowing in and out of the lagoon.
A zoomed-in shot when looking further up the glacier at Svínafellsjökull, South Iceland. The small cloud veiling part of the glacier really did the trick for me here.