Skaftafellsjokull, one of the valley glaciers of Vatnajokull, Skaftafell (August 2005).
on Sep 23, 2007 1:05 pm
Image Type(s): Scenery
Image ID: 339875


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Andino - Sep 23, 2007 2:17 pm - Voted 10/10

It almost...

looks like a Patagonian glacier !!
Nice perspective.


Nanuls - Sep 23, 2007 2:47 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: It almost...

wow I've never seen any Patagonian glaciers but I'll take your word for it. This was actually the cleanest glacier I saw in Iceland, the rest were covered in black volcanic dust and tephra.

eric b

eric b - Oct 30, 2007 4:29 pm - Voted 10/10

Thats easy for you to say

wow that name is a mouthfull, and, an eyefull-great shot


Nanuls - Nov 1, 2007 8:20 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Thats easy for you to say

Have to admit I'm not sure how to pronounce these names myself. The locals did give some funny looks when talking to them about places.


TyeDyeTwins - Oct 5, 2009 10:04 am - Voted 10/10

What a picture....

What a beautiful picture. The glaicer gives it depth and the people give it a sence of scale. Thanks for sharing


Nanuls - Oct 6, 2009 4:06 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: What a picture....

Thanks very much - definitely a spot worth visiting.


daveyboy - Jan 10, 2010 6:13 am - Hasn't voted

Makes me wonder...?

As many have said the scale and angle really sets this picture off, but...!
I wonder if the views from the top of Tryfan was once like this...?


Nanuls - Jan 12, 2010 7:05 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Makes me wonder...?

Probably, at least it would have towards the end of the glaciation when the ice sheet was much smaller. At its maximum, Tryfan's summit would have only just protruded above the ice, if it did at all, and the landscape would look like something much more akin to that of present day Antarctica.

Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Nov 30, 2010 6:45 pm - Voted 10/10


neverending river of eternal ice. You were so lucky with that weather !


Nanuls - Dec 1, 2010 4:35 am - Hasn't voted

Re: wow...

Thanks, that's exactly what I thought!

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