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High Winds off the Skaftafell Glacier

High Winds off the Skaftafell Glacier

Skaftafellsjökull is in the Vatnajokull National Park. It's known as an 'outlet glacier' next to Skaftafell mountain. The glacier ice runs down a deep valley from the north part of Öræfajökull glacier. Skaftafellsjökull is around 10 km long and approximately 2 km wide.

On the day of my visit, there was a gale force wind blowing non-stop off the glacier, making conditions for both hiking and photography very challenging. But looking back, it was possibly the grandest, most hostile weather-wise, yet beautiful natural places I've ever been lucky enough to stand in.