Iceland (August 2017) Waterfalls and Glaciers

Iceland (August 2017) Waterfalls and Glaciers

  • Author: Adele Grunberg
  • Date Posted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Address: Iceland

Water, water everywhere. Glaciers, waterfalls, rivers, fjords, lakes, and the Atlantic Ocean. We encounter all of them and are awed by their power and beauty.

First and foremost for me are the waterfalls. In my pre-Iceland life, more often than not, my reaction to them was generally meh (with the notable exception of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe). But in Iceland, I see them as exuberant, muscular, deafening, formidable. Here are a few examples:

Quite something!

Then there are the glaciers. They are ubiquitous, winding around mountains, peaking through clouds, tongues ending in rivers, moraines of boulders or icebergs strewn in their receding paths. Can you imagine the largest glacier is the size of Holland? We touch the toes of two of them. Here is some of what we saw:

And then there is the lake full of icebergs rushing to the Atlantic, simply jaw-dropping:



  1. WOW, very impressive landscape!!! Really beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Happy birthday Juliet! Chasing waterfalls is admirable way to celebrate with your special daughter.

  3. Gorgeous!

  4. Adele, I love your blog! Beautiful photos.

    Debby Stein Sharpe

  5. Wonderful photographs and what an adventure!

  6. Oh my goodness, Adele,
    You are one lucky woman. A globe trotter for sure.
    How sweet that you shared these adventures with Julie. Can’t wait to be the armchair traveler on your next adventure.

  7. Loved your trips both to Iceland and more especially to Homer and the bears. It brings back our chats to you in Homer. Have you arranged that trip to Scotland yet?? We look forward to hearing about it when you do. Not only that we can always offer you a bed on your way northwards! We are off to Mallorca very soon and that is a place worth walking in. There is a new west coast route there with refuges dotted along the way. It would be best in Spring or autumn. Regards from us both

Post a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *