Today I’m featuring a striking photography from Jokulsarlon in Iceland. Taken by Megan Allene Smith from Meganotravels Blog!
Picture Story: Ice in Jokulsarlon, Iceland
In 2011 I made my first trip to Iceland. A trip that I’d planned and looked forward to for more than a year.
The first time I stopped in Jokulsarlon, the glacier lagoon, I was smitten. The black sand and pebble beaches; the glacial runoff in blacks and blues floating in the lagoon.
No wonder it is among most romantic winter destinations in the world.
The small chunks of ice that washed on shore. It quickly became my favourite place in the world. No wonder, it is a land of ice and waterfalls.
Here is a list of 18 waterfalls you need to see in Iceland.
In October of 2013, I planned another trip back to Iceland with the intention of chasing down the Northern Lights.
This time, I wanted to spend more time at Jokulsarlon photographing the ice, water, sand, etc.
I spent three days in the area hoping to catch the Northern Lights over the glacier lagoon. Sadly, it never happened.
However, on the upside, since this was my favourite area of Iceland, it meant that I had plenty of time to visit each day and to see the icebergs move and to watch ice wash ashore, creating a new landscape each day.
On my last day in the area, I parked my car and headed for the beach and noticed that it was covered in more ice chunks than I’d ever seen before.
They looked like a cross between glass sculptures and diamonds, and I couldn’t wait to get some photos of them.
The sun was shining perfectly behind the ice making it almost glow against the black sand and blue sky. This photo ended up being one of my favourites from the entire trip–and I loved the shape of this ice!