Sunrise Ice Cave
Sunrise Ice Cave

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.

Svínafellsjökull Shapes
Svínafellsjökull Shapes

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.

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Sunrise at the Lagoon
Sunrise at the Lagoon

The local birdlife flying over the ice during sunrise at the lagoon. I wonder if anyone could ever get bored of colours like these?⠀

Ice Blocks
Ice Blocks

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.

Wall of Ice
Wall of Ice

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.

Glacial Ice
Glacial Ice

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.

Lightroom Ice Cave
Lightroom Ice Cave

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?⠀

Blue & Gold
Blue & Gold

A clash between the blue glacier ice and the low winter sun. No Photoshop involved here - just Mother Nature at its finest!⠀

Diamond Beach
Diamond Beach

Another shot at the diamond beach. The retreating waves form interesting lines around the ice blocks in this long exposure shot.

Waterfall Ice Cave
Waterfall Ice Cave

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.

Fjallsárlón Sunrise
Fjallsárlón Sunrise

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.⠀

Diamond Long Exposure
Diamond Long Exposure

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!

Icy Reflection
Icy Reflection

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 Winter
Gígjökull Winter

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 the Ice
Underneath the Ice

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.

Exploring Gígjökull
Exploring Gígjökull

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.

Glowing Blue
Glowing Blue

One of the favorite places for many photographers. The black beach near Jökulsárlón looks like an otherworldly place.

Chilling Glacier
Chilling Glacier

Nothing quite beats chilling out in the sun on a glacier, wouldn't you say so?⠀

Black Beach Diamond
Black Beach Diamond

An ice block on the Jökulsárlón diamong beach during a winter sunset. This place is just beyond comparison.

Solitude
Solitude

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.

Golden Glacier Glow
Golden Glacier Glow

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.

Layers
Layers

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.

Glacial Cave
Glacial Cave

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?

Blue Ice
Blue Ice

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.

Svinafellsjökull Sunset
Svinafellsjökull Sunset

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.⠀

Lightroom Ice Cave Selfie
Lightroom Ice Cave Selfie

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!

Vatnajökull Sunrise
Vatnajökull Sunrise

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.

Gloomy Svínafellsjökull
Gloomy Svínafellsjökull

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.

Sunrise Ice Cave
Svínafellsjökull Shapes
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Sunrise at the Lagoon
Ice Blocks
Wall of Ice
Glacial Ice
Lightroom Ice Cave
Blue & Gold
Diamond Beach
Waterfall Ice Cave
Fjallsárlón Sunrise
Diamond Long Exposure
Icy Reflection
Gígjökull Winter
Underneath the Ice
Exploring Gígjökull
Glowing Blue
Chilling Glacier
Black Beach Diamond
Solitude
Golden Glacier Glow
Layers
Glacial Cave
Blue Ice
Svinafellsjökull Sunset
Lightroom Ice Cave Selfie
Vatnajökull Sunrise
Gloomy Svínafellsjökull
Sunrise Ice Cave

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.

Svínafellsjökull Shapes

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.

Sunrise at the Lagoon

The local birdlife flying over the ice during sunrise at the lagoon. I wonder if anyone could ever get bored of colours like these?⠀

Ice Blocks

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.

Wall of Ice

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.

Glacial Ice

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.

Lightroom Ice Cave

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?⠀

Blue & Gold

A clash between the blue glacier ice and the low winter sun. No Photoshop involved here - just Mother Nature at its finest!⠀

Diamond Beach

Another shot at the diamond beach. The retreating waves form interesting lines around the ice blocks in this long exposure shot.

Waterfall Ice Cave

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.

Fjallsárlón Sunrise

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.⠀

Diamond Long Exposure

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!

Icy Reflection

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 Winter

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 the Ice

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.

Exploring Gígjökull

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.

Glowing Blue

One of the favorite places for many photographers. The black beach near Jökulsárlón looks like an otherworldly place.

Chilling Glacier

Nothing quite beats chilling out in the sun on a glacier, wouldn't you say so?⠀

Black Beach Diamond

An ice block on the Jökulsárlón diamong beach during a winter sunset. This place is just beyond comparison.

Solitude

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.

Golden Glacier Glow

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.

Layers

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.

Glacial Cave

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?

Blue Ice

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.

Svinafellsjökull Sunset

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.⠀

Lightroom Ice Cave Selfie

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!

Vatnajökull Sunrise

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.

Gloomy Svínafellsjökull

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.

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