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.
This 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.
captivating photos – I have never seen anything like this b eauty
why thank you!
so so so beautiful Jennifer, thanks for sharing 🙂 cheers PedroL
aw, thanks so much, PedroL!
You’re welcome 🙂 PedroL
why thank you, Chantel!
Amazing landscape. You capture it beautifully. Awful to think it could disappear, but with climate change glaciers are receding all over the world.
So true. It’s sad, and scary.
We visited Iceland this fall but did not see those glaciers covered with volcanic ash – they are very interesting. Well, one can’t see everything, even though we try.
I feel the same way about travel. It’s easy to feel like you’re in a mad dash to see everything humanly possible when you’re in a new or hard to get to place. I’m glad you were able to visit Iceland! What a beautiful place.