Day three in Iceland took us east from Vik out to Diamond Beach at
Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. The Sun made a
showing while we were out there but quickly retreated as we drove back west to
Selfoss, stopping at Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon.
I put together a video of this part of the trip: Diamond Beach and Glacier
Before modern times, many Iceland homes were built into the ground.
We encountered a handfull of one lane bridges while driving on the South Coast.
Many seemed like they were being replaced by two lane bridges.
Waterfalls are everywhere, even up in the hills.
At the mouth of the river flowing out of the glacier lagoon. The water is moving
Melting ice on Diamond Beach.
Pictured: Nicole, Me, Merjen
You really have to experience the size of these pieces of ice in person. They’re
One of the few places where you can walk near the delicate moss.
Ice breaks off the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier and ends up in this lagoon, before
floating down a small river and into the ocean (or landing on Diamond Beach).
This is what the drone saw when turned opposite of the glacier, looking out
towards the ocean.
Our first drone flight of the trip was up to see this glacier.
Look out for sheep when driving around Iceland!
The falls aren’t visible in this picture but they’re not far.
Can you spot the two sheep?
It may not look cold but my hands were frozen.
For the second time this day I got the drone out and took some pictures of the
falls from above. I also have video flying through the canyon, that’ll have to
be a YouTube post.