Views of Sólheimajökull Glacier Before it Melts Away

Very near Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, you’ll find Sólheimajökull, a beautiful ice blue glacier covered in black ash. It lies in the space between two volcanoes, Katla and Eyjafjallajökull. The blanket of ash is thanks to previous eruptions from those two rowdy neighbors. Sólheimajökull is the 4th largest ice cap in all of Iceland.

Solheimajokull, Iceland / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez ConwayThis stunning hunk of ice is over 5 miles long and 1 mile wide. 

It’s easy to enjoy this grand beauty, but also sombering when you remember that Sólheimajökull is receding the length of an Olympic swimming pool with each passing year. Many fear it will be gone within decades.