Jökulsárlón (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈjœːkʏlsˌaurˌloun̥]; literally "glacial river lagoon" ) is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. Situated at the head of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, it developed into a lake after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. The lake has grown since then at varying rates because of melting of the glaciers. It is now 1.5 kilometres away from the ocean's edge and covers an area of about 18 sq. km. It recently became the deepest lake in Iceland, at over 248 metres, as glacial retreat extended its boundaries. The size of the lake has increased fourfold since the 1970s.It is considered as one of the natural wonders of Iceland. #iceland🇮🇸 #winteriscoming #winterishere #iceland2016 #iceland2016🇮🇸
The Eldhraun lava field was created in one of the most devastating eruptions in historic times, the Lakagígar eruption. In just eight months from 1783 to 1784, about 15 cubic kilometers of lava surfaced, covering 600 square kilometers (232 sq. mi.). It is the third largest lava flow on Earth after the end of the Ice Age. The thick green moss dressing the lava wipes out all hard edges and, for a while, the world exists only in the colours of the asphalt, the sky, and the moss. #iceland🇮🇸 #winteriscoming #winterishere #iceland2016 #iceland2016🇮🇸
Þingvellir (Icelandic: [ˈθiŋkˌvɛtlɪr̥] ), anglicised as Thingvellir, is a national park in the municipality of Bláskógabyggð in southwestern Iceland, about 40 km northeast of Reykjavík. Þingvellir is a site of historical, cultural, and geological importance and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland. It lies in a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the boundary between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. #iceland🇮🇸 #winterishere #winteriscoming #iceland2016 #iceland2016🇮🇸
Sun Voyager (Icelandic: Sólfar) is a sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason, located next to the Sæbraut road in #Reykjavík , #iceland🇮🇸 Sun Voyager is a dreamboat, an ode to the sun. Intrinsically, it contains within itself the promise of undiscovered territory, a dream of hope, progress and freedom.