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post by .DNG   |  | 
Spring in Iceland
< on 8/13/2019 7:37 AM >

Iceland is an absolute hiker's paradise. The landscape is wild and it feels like being on another planet at times. May is a shoulder season and warm enough that it's not raining everyday. Still bring a toque and a good pair of gloves.
If anyone has an interest in going definitely check out the South East and East coasts. There are tons of heritage buildings and farmhouses in various stages of decay.


Baejargil power house 3 by . DNG, on Flickr
Baejargil power house 2 by . DNG, on Flickr
Baejargil power house 1 by . DNG, on Flickr
Baejargil power house info by . DNG, on Flickr

The powerhouse was such a nice surprise, as it is still functional. Open to the public, but please be respectful if you visit. Local property owners have to work to remove a lot of graffiti. It's hike in only, as most explores are in Iceland once you leave the South Coast and step away from the Ring Road.

Jökulsárlón by . DNG, on Flickr
Jökulsárlón shack by . DNG, on Flickr
Jökulsárlón shack 4 by . DNG, on Flickr
Jökulsárlón shack 2 by . DNG, on Flickr
Jökulsárlón shack 3 by . DNG, on Flickr
Jökulsárlón is very touristy, but it's one of the best places to get a view of the banded ice Iceland is famous for. We were told that the bands are ash from various eruptions over the years. The ice can be dated similar to the ways old growth trees are tracked using tree rings. Unfortunately the ice is melting pretty fast: https://grapevine....-mean-for-iceland/ Once you leave the main beach there a few spots to explore out of the crowd's view. We were given some strange looks though for sneaking off to check out this tiny, out of the way shelter. It's a really quiet place to watch seals and ravens that frequent the area too.

Farm house East Iceland 1 by . DNG, on Flickr
Farm house East Iceland 2 by . DNG, on Flickr
EDIT Farm house East Iceland 6 by . DNG, on Flickr
Farm house East Iceland 5 by . DNG, on Flickr
Farm house East Iceland 3 by . DNG, on Flickr
Farm house East Iceland 8 by . DNG, on Flickr
Farm house East Iceland 7 by . DNG, on Flickr
Farm house East Iceland 4 by . DNG, on Flickr

Not the first time this farmhouse has been explored on the site, but the site has become a lot more weathered over the years and gained some pretty metal graffiti. Take a running start and bring rain boots.

bridge east iceland 1 by . DNG, on Flickr
bridge east iceland 3 by . DNG, on Flickr
Remainder of the Skeiðará Bridge. It used to be one of the longest bridges in Iceland. In 1996, the Vatnajökull volcano erupted, melting part of the Skeiðarárjökull glacier. This sent tons of water and huge icebergs down the mountain that snapped the bridge.

Texture iceland by . DNG, on Flickr
The country is also full of textures. Huge amount of fun for photographers.

As they say in Iceland, Þakka þér fyrir (thank you) for taking the time to read this.







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post by Steed   |  | 
Re: Spring in Iceland
<Reply # 1 on 8/13/2019 11:02 AM >

Amusing to see the friendship of Trump and Kim is noted around the world.


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post by .DNG   |  | 
Re: Spring in Iceland
<Reply # 2 on 8/13/2019 9:58 PM >

Posted by Steed
Amusing to see the friendship of Trump and Kim is noted around the world.


So wholesome.



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post by s9UVdeLRG6   |  | 
Re: Spring in Iceland
<Reply # 3 on 11/23/2019 12:43 PM >

Looks like where there are untouched structures, graf will find a way. Those Trump and Kim stickers are truly out of nowhere though.


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post by UrbanDK   |  | 
Re: Spring in Iceland
<Reply # 4 on 11/23/2019 1:17 PM >

Iceland is beautiful; I went there a few years ago to see Rammstein. I didn't get the chance to check out any locations but I did visit a church from the 11th century out in a field. It was a tourist attraction, so it doesn't really count. Cool pictures.


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post by goon1   |  | 
Re: Spring in Iceland
<Reply # 5 on 5/21/2020 7:55 PM >

Icelanders don't realize how lucky they are to have their cold temperatures preserve wooden buildings. When I visited a few years ago, I noticed how well preserved so many places were. The humidity and warm climate down here in the Bible Belt can turn a wooden shack into a fungus's Shangrila real quick.


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