Saturday, July 5, 2008

Having a whale of a time

1 to 5 Jul 2008 - North Eastern Iceland, Iceland



Some retrospective notes - made in 2018!

Great views, meeting people, and whale watching

And that speeding ticket...



Coastal scenery, east Iceland - Vesturhorn & Brunnhorn
Coastal scenery, east Iceland - Vesturhorn & Brunnhorn

Seyðisfjörður
Seyðisfjörður
Town in the eastfjords.


White out conditions making driving difficult
White out conditions making driving difficult

Barren airstrip
Barren airstrip
Typical rural emergency airstrip in Iceland - a flat area of land, a windsock, and a sign!


Mud bubbles
Mud bubbles

Mud bubbles
Mud bubbles

Mud explosion
Mud explosion

Steam vent
Steam vent

Mineral filled lake, and stained soil
Mineral filled lake, and stained soil

Expanse of lava
Expanse of lava

Lunar landscape
Lunar landscape

Thermal waters
Thermal waters
This is the reason I carry a tripod with me for a whole trip and only use it for 4-5 photos...


View from the rim of Hverfell over Mývatn
View from the rim of Hverfell over Mývatn

View from the rim of Hverfell over Mývatn
View from the rim of Hverfell over Mývatn

Beautiful light on the pseudo craters around Mývatn
Beautiful light on the pseudo craters around Mývatn

Humpback Whale - Húsavík
Humpback Whale - Húsavík
A small puff from the blowhole, with very interesting markings (barnacles?)


Humpback Whale - Húsavík
Humpback Whale - Húsavík
While slapping his(her?) tail on the surface of the water. The spray is flying off the tail, here.


Humpback Whale - Húsavík
Humpback Whale - Húsavík
I love the outline of the huge beast under water...


Humpback Whale - Húsavík
Humpback Whale - Húsavík
Diving...


Ásbirgi Canyon - Jökulsárgljúfur National Park
Ásbirgi Canyon - Jökulsárgljúfur National Park
Allegedly formed in 3-4 days when the meltwater from a volcano under an icecap broke out.


Ásbirgi Canyon - Jökulsárgljúfur National Park
Ásbirgi Canyon - Jökulsárgljúfur National Park
Allegedly formed in 3-4 days when the meltwater from a volcano under an icecap broke out.


Ásbirgi Canyon - Jökulsárgljúfur National Park
Ásbirgi Canyon - Jökulsárgljúfur National Park
Allegedly formed in 3-4 days when the meltwater from a volcano under an icecap broke out.


Dining in Húsavík with Judith and Sicco
Dining in Húsavík with Judith and Sicco
Judith and Sicco are from Hamburg. We met them while whale-watching, and had dinner with them that evening. We visited the thermal swimming pool as well. The next night, we got invited over to the place they were staying and "ate in" with them, a mixture of all our camp foods, but it ended up being quite a gourmet meal!


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