Iceland Glaciers

Iceland Glaciers Photography - Part Four

September 2011 Iceland Ring-Road Driving Trip [ 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 ]

Photos Taken with a Canon 5D Mark II / Canon 50mm f/1.2 / Canon 135mm f/2

Since we picked up a nice little 4x4 for our road trip, I was most excited about driving around the Iceland glaciers over on the east coast.  Last time I was in the area I had a junky little car so going up the crazy dirt paths was a big no-no.  Especially after getting stuck in a ditch last time, I was sticking to the paved stuff.  Now that we were driving in style [almost], we could head up all those precarious 'F' roads that would get you fined/killed in a regular car.

Starting a little south of the town of Höfn, there were a whole bunch of these mini roads that connected Hwy 1 to each of the glacial tongues that stretched out from the massive Vatnajökull Glacier.  Some made it easy to get out to the lagoons, others a little tricky.  We had to cross some small rivers [oops, I promised Tanya I wouldn't do that!], work around a smashed bridge, cross a very long one lane dirt bridge, and do all of this very far away from other passing cars.  We were actually lucky to see another car on many of the roads which meant we couldn't break down or flip the car and stuff like that.  All and all things went well and we were able to get to places we ordinarily wouldn't be able to get to- the extra cash for a 4x4 really paid off.

See the rest of our Iceland trip here [ 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 ]

...or for more photo goodness see our previous June 2010 Iceland Ring-Road Driving Trip [ 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 ]

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