Iceland // Day 6 – Glacier Hike, Jokusarlon, Fjallsárlón

Our last day in Iceland was probably my favorite day (with the exception of getting engaged the day before). We woke up early to do the “Glacier Grand Slam” (sounds like a tourist trap right? It definitely wasn’t!) with Glacier Guides. Our group was small, and it ended up being one of the coolest experiences of our whole trip!

We had the most entertaining and knowledgeable tour guide – Snorris (with a silent S at the end), who had a wealth of stories about Iceland and the glacier we were hiking. We were in good hands!

DSC_0005

IMG_0975

DSC01295

Getting some glacier water….so pure and tasty.

DSC_1393 DSC_1395 DSC_1403 DSC_1419 DSC_1424 DSC_1457 DSC_1472 DSC_1476

Our fearless guide Snorris!

DSC_1488

IMG_1006DSC_1493 DSC_1497 DSC_1504 DSC_1515  DSC01298    IMG_1060

Apparently you put your ice picks all together Three Muskateers style at the end if no one falls in a crevasse! Success!

IMG_1052

Snorris then drove us on a school bus (man of many trades) to Jokusarlon, which now had an even more special place in my heart. We lucked out with a beautiful sunny day, and it looked completely different than the night before. We also ventured to the other side of the bridge, where several ice bergs had washed up on shore! We drove by some pretty beautiful views on the way – passing smaller glaciers that all formed from Vatnajokull, the mother glacier of them all.

IMG_1071 IMG_1075

DSC_0012

IMG_1121  DSC_0037 DSC_0062 DSC_0093 DSC_0129 DSC_0130 DSC_0132 DSC_0140 DSC_0176 DSC_0193 DSC_0219 DSC_0221 DSC_0235

IMG_1131 DSC_0246

We had a little bit of time left, and Snorris took us to one of his favorite places in Iceland – Fjalljokull, a smaller less touristy glacier lagoon. He said that he and his friends will just come here, drink a beer, and watch the sunset sometimes…sounds like the life, doesn’t it?

DSC_0272 IMG_7288

 

It was a perfect day to end the perfect trip. Thank you Iceland for showing us your beauty, your grace, and hopefully we will see you soon 🙂

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Iceland // Day 6 – Glacier Hike, Jokusarlon, Fjallsárlón

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s