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24 Hours at Jokulsarlon

What's going to follow is a whole lot of pictures of floating icebergs. Because of the bus schedule, we spent over 24 hours in this windy, beautiful place, freezing and falling into a sort of hibernation state. Nothing to do but take photos and meditate.

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I can't believe we're somewhere cold enough to calve icebergs

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Doesn't this one look like a swan?

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Iceberg pieces carried out to sea, floating in the surf

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Some were quite pretty

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Some were beached until they melted

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Icebergs parading out to sea

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Ice and light

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Zoomed out, from the windy ridge

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Whale?

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The light grows pretty

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All the serious photographers started snapping in earnest at sunset. Bored, I copied their stances and angles when they'd moved on to the next spot.

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Iceberg shards

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Our best camping view yet

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Ever more shards

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Dusk

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Moonlight

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Different day, different world

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Tunnel to gloom

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Someone's after our polenta

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Iceberg antics

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Captain Chris

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Climate change art titled, "Polar bear on a melting iceberg"

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"Don't worry, men. I know how to land this spaceship."

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The 'bergs must all pass below the bridge...

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...while we sit back and watch in luxury.

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Found a single, dirty mitten. Mine now. Precious. My precious.

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Rough seas

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Icebergs in the mist

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Ghostly icebergs

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Skaftafell

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Awesome glacier

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Picturesque hike around glacier

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Brrrr

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Whooo, it was worth the climb

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The storm is coming

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What the? (Svartifoss)

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Waterfall, from above

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Here Comes the Sun

The sun comes out again and just as quickly the feeling of being banished and forgotten disperses. Somehow Iceland seems like a different country without the pelting mist (or its threat).

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Bus buddies from Cornell. They never ended up emailing us. :(

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Our bus driver is also an extra in Game of Thrones. Do you recognize him?

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Pre-hike stretching behind the tent

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Well, the glaciers are melting

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But they're still pretty cool

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Thakgil Back to Vik

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Cooking in the cave. A pretty cool place decked out with tables and candles inside, though a bit drippy on a wet day. Still, less drippy than outside.

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Our campground. You can see our tent! (That tiny beige dot on the right)

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Iceland is greener than California

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Chris and the rock have the same hairdo

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Sheared, green-clad mountains

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A melting glacier runs through it

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Whoa. What the?

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The town of Vik from above

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Our unsuccessful puffin-hunting trip nonetheless yielded yet more pictures of sheep...

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,,,and a good view or two

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More sea stacks! Vik is Scotland all over again.

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Well, if I'm going to blow out my camera by shooting directly into the sun, let me at least post the picture

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Peace

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Thakgil

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Apparently they filmed some Game of Thrones scenes around this area

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Looking warrior-like

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Pop goes the weasel!

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Er, plop goes the weasel

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Quiet

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Another lovely campground

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