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trying2travel365. Svartifoss, the Black Falls, is found in Vatnajökull National Park and

Svartifoss, the Black Falls, is found in Vatnajökull National Park and is one of the most popular sites for visitors. The waterfall is 20 meters (80 ft.) tall and feeds into a winding river which then feeds three other waterfalls that you pass on the hike to Svartifoss. Svartifoss is fed by the Svinafellsjokull glacier and is surrounded on all sides by basalt columns. These types of columns can be found in other parts of Iceland but are also well-known for making up the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland and Devil’s Tower in Wyoming. The basalt columns that are found here were the inspiration for Hallgrímskirkja, the famous Lutheran church in Reykjavik. The base of the waterfall is known for it’s sharp rocks which are caused from the sections of columns that break off faster than the water can erode the edges. To reach Svartifoss, there is a 1.5 km hike from the visitor center that is fairly easy for anyone not carrying a 30 lb camera bag. However, the day we were there the last part of the trail was closed but the whole trail is filled with amazing views of the basalt columns, the river, and the other waterfalls. Even if you can’t make it all the way to Svartifoss, it is still an incredible hike. . . . #svartifoss #iceland #landscape #landscapephotography #waterfall #waterfallphotography #river #basaltcolumns #hiking #longexposure #longexposurephotography #clouds #nationalpark #findyourpark #welivetoexplore #explore #wanderlust #wander #amongthewild #photography #traveller #travelphotography #canon #backpacker #trekking #travelersnotebook #neverstopexploring #aroundtheworld #capture #focus

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trying2travel365. Gljúfrafoss, or Gljúfrabúi, is one of Iceland’s hidden waterfalls. It’

Gljúfrafoss, or Gljúfrabúi, is one of Iceland’s hidden waterfalls. It’s name translates to “one who lives in the canyon.” This particular waterfall can be found on Iceland’s Golden Circle but is often overshadowed by it’s neighbor Seljalandsfoss. Although Seljalandsfoss is a much larger waterfall, Gljúfrafoss is a much more unique waterfall to me. Iceland is full of large waterfalls but Gljúfrafoss gives visitors a chance at a different experience. The waterfall is hidden in the cliffs and you have to walk through the cliff walls along a small path to get to the waterfalls chamber. It’s a great opportunity to experience the power of a waterfall as the whole chamber is filled with spray from the falls. There is no chance of coming out dry. Every viewpoint of this waterfall is both beautiful and unique. Even though you’re just a few feet from the main road, standing in the falls chamber gives you a feel of being in a more magical world.

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trying2travel365. Landakotskirkja, the beautiful Neo-Gothic church in Iceland boasts sev

Landakotskirkja, the beautiful Neo-Gothic church in Iceland boasts several distinct features. On the outside is a bust of Bishop Meulenberg who was responsible for the building of the cathedral. To the left on the inside is a statue of St. Thorlac, patron saint of Iceland. The three bells of the church are dedicated to Christ the King, Our Lady, and Saint Joseph. The church was consecrated on July 23, 1929 by Pope Pius XI’s special envoy, Cardinal van Rossum. The church is still an active church today with mass being held regularly for the Catholics of Reykjavik.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #Landakotskirkja #cathedral #catholiccathedral #architecture #architecturephotography #iceland #reykjavik #landmark #history #clouds #neogothic #neogothicarchitecture #historic #catholic #welivetoexplore #explore #wanderlust #wander #amongthewild #photography #traveller #travelphotography #canon #backpacker #trekking #travelersnotebook #neverstopexploring #aroundtheworld #capture #focus

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trying2travel365. Jökulsárlón, the glacial river lagoon, is without doubt one of the mos

Jökulsárlón, the glacial river lagoon, is without doubt one of the most amazing spots in Iceland. The lagoon sits at the head of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier and leads directly into the Atlantic Ocean. Throughout the summer, large chunks of ice melt and fall from the glacier into the lagoon and make their way to the ocean where they are then pushed back onto the shore of the black sand beach, which has led to the name Diamond Beach. The lagoon was formed between 1934-35 and has expanded to have a surface area of 18 sq km (6.9 sq miles). It is 200 m (660 feet) deep at the site of the original glacier snout and has a maximum depth of 248 metres (814 feet). The Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, which feeds the lagoon, is 910 m (3,000 feet) y’all. Today, you can take a boat tour of the lake or watch as the icebergs move from the lagoon to the ocean. With enough patience, you can even catch one of the icebergs calving as it splits in two. . . . #iceberg #glacier #Jökulsárlón #iceland #landscape #landscapephotography #reflection #ice #lagoon #bluesky #clouds #diamondbeach #blacksandbeach #glacierlagoon #welivetoexplore #explore #wanderlust #wander #amongthewild #photography #traveller #travelphotography #canon #backpacker #trekking #travelersnotebook #neverstopexploring #aroundtheworld #capture #focus

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trying2travel365. Reynisfjara beach is a beautiful black sand beach found right outside

Reynisfjara beach is a beautiful black sand beach found right outside of the city of Vik. In 1991, it was voted as one of the ten most beautiful non-tropical beaches on Earth by Islands Magazine. Sitting at the top of the Atlantic Ocean, there is no landmass between Reynisfjara and Antarctica so the waves hit with full force. As you walk along the beach you will notice the basalt columns that form the cliffs of Reynisfjall. The Hálsanefshellir cave is hewn into these cliffs and is surrounded by basalt columns on the outside and is filled with stalactites on the inside where water continues to drip down on tourists. Between May and August, puffins can be spotted nesting on the basalt columns . . . #blacksandbeach #Hálsanefshellircave #iceland #landscape #landscapephotography #ringroad #vik #ocean #hiking #basaltcolumns #beach #beachphotography #cave #Reynisfjarabeach #welivetoexplore #explore #wanderlust #wander #amongthewild #photography #traveller #travelphotography #canon #backpacker #trekking #travelersnotebook #neverstopexploring #aroundtheworld #capture #focus

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trying2travel365. The Lóndrangar cliffs on the Snæfellsness Peninsula are a pair of volc

The Lóndrangar cliffs on the Snæfellsness Peninsula are a pair of volcanic plugs formed out of basalt. It is believed that the spires are remnants of a larger crater that has been eroded away by the ocean over time. The nearby rocks that form the slope of Svalþúfa are also believed to be an isolated part of the same eroded crater. The cliffs are a great place to bird spot with four different breeds making nests on the cliff walls. The unusual rock formation is found right outside of Hellnar, a small fishing village with a yearly population of 10 people. Local history tells that the taller of the two spires was summited in 1735, while the smaller of the two wasn’t climbed until 1938. . . . #cliffs #snæfellsnesspeninsula #hiking #iceland #landscape #landscapephotography #sunset #cloud #ocean #volcano #hellnar #birds #snæfellsness #longexposure #welivetoexplore #explore #wanderlust #wander #amongthewild #photography #traveller #travelphotography #canon #backpacker #trekking #travelersnotebook #neverstopexploring #aroundtheworld #capture #focus

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trying2travel365. Iceland is a country of immense beauty. A lot of that beauty is found

Iceland is a country of immense beauty. A lot of that beauty is found in the vast number of waterfalls that dot the island. From the immensity of Dettifoss to the otherworldliness of Svartifoss, waterfalls are ingrained into the very character of Iceland. People often say there are more waterfalls in Iceland than people. All of the major falls have names, however this waterfall doesn’t have a name and is hidden from the road entirely. What would be considered state park worthy in my home state is just a well known secret to locals and tour guides. You can even walk behind the falls for a beautiful look through the twin curtains of water. In Icelandic the word for “waterfall” is “foss.” All of the major waterfall names end with “foss.” Godafoss. Skógafoss. Kirkjufellsfoss. Even though Icelandic can be a pretty difficult language for others to learn, “foss” is at least one word that everyone will know by the end of a trip to the beautiful island. . . . #waterfall #waterfallphotography #hiddenwaterfall #iceland #snæfellsness #longexposure #longexposurephotography #landscape #landscapephotography #bluesky #foss #snæfellsnesspeninsula #hiking #lake #welivetoexplore #explore #wanderlust #wander #amongthewild #photography #traveller #travelphotography #canon #backpacker #trekking #travelersnotebook #neverstopexploring #aroundtheworld #capture #focus

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trying2travel365. Skógafoss is a beautiful wall of water that flows from the Skógá River

Skógafoss is a beautiful wall of water that flows from the Skógá River. The cliffs that it flows over are remnants of the ancient sea cliffs. The cliffs and the surrounding mountains form the border between the lowlands and the highlands of Iceland. The waterfall is 15 meters (49 ft) wide and has a 60 meter (200 ft) drop making it one of Iceland’s largest waterfalls, an impressive boast in a country filled with more waterfalls than people. The waterfall appears in an Icelandic legend about buried Viking treasure. Legend has it that the first Viking to arrive in the area, Þrasi Þórólfsson, hid a treasure chest behind the falls. Years later, locals found the chest but were only able to grab the front ring. They took the ring and gave it to the local church and today it sits in the Skógá Museum . . . #Skógafoss #waterfall #waterfallphotography #longexposure #longexposurephotography #landscape #landscapephotography #iceland #viking #legend #buriedtreasure #river #hiking #bluesky #welivetoexplore #explore #wanderlust #wander #amongthewild #photography #traveller #travelphotography #canon #backpacker #trekking #travelersnotebook #neverstopexploring #aroundtheworld #capture #focus

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trying2travel365. The winding road of Route 1 in Iceland, also known as the Ring Road, i

The winding road of Route 1 in Iceland, also known as the Ring Road, is a popular road trip for Iceland’s many visitors. The road takes visitors through the numerous different landscapes that make up the island. One of the various landscapes the route travels through is the geothermal area of Námaskarð. Located between the mountains Námafjall and Dalfjall, the geothermal pass is home to fumaroles, mud pots, and pools that remain at boiling pot. For Americans and anyone who has visited Yellowstone National Park, the area will look very similar to the geyser basins. Due to the high levels of sulfur and acid, Námaskarð is completely barren of all plant life. The lack of any sort of native vegetation whatsoever gives the landscape the look and feel of being on another planet entirely . . . #Námaskarð #geothermal #ringroad #ringroadiceland #iceland #landscape #landscapephotography #unescoheritagesite #clouds #route1 #mountains #nature #naturephotography #otherworld #welivetoexplore #explore #wanderlust #wander #amongthewild #photography #traveller #travelphotography #canon #backpacker #trekking #travelersnotebook #neverstopexploring #aroundtheworld #capture #focus

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trying2travel365. Hvannadalshnúkur is the highest peak in all of Iceland. The mountain t

Hvannadalshnúkur is the highest peak in all of Iceland. The mountain top is a part of the Vatnajökull glacier and sits on the northwestern rim of the Öræfajökull volcano. Officially, the peak has a height of 2,109.6 meters (6,922 ft). Despite it’s relatively moderate size, the climb to the top still warrants experienced climbers due to the peak being a part of an active volcano and having many hidden crevasses. The Öræfajökull volcano has had two major eruptions in recorded history. The first, in 1362, which made the surrounding farmland uninhabitable for 40 years. The area became known as Öræfi which translates to “an area without harbor” due to the massive buildup of pumice in the water which prevented ships from being able to sail through. The second eruption occurred in 1728, causing flooding in the area which led to three fatalities. Since then the volcano has been relatively silent until 2017 when increased earthquake activity raised the Aviation Color Code to yellow . . . #Hvannadalshnúkur #iceland #volcano #mountain #peak #hiking #landscape #landscapephotography #clouds #glacier #VatnajökullNationalPark #findyourpark #nationalpark #eruption #welivetoexplore #explore #wanderlust #wander #amongthewild #photography #traveller #travelphotography #canon #backpacker #trekking #travelersnotebook #neverstopexploring #aroundtheworld #capture #focus

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trying2travel365. Kirkjufellsfoss, the waterfalls that make up the last bit of the Kirkj

Kirkjufellsfoss, the waterfalls that make up the last bit of the Kirkjufellsá River. The river flows from the volcano, Helgrindur, to the ocean and contains several different cascades of waterfalls which all share the same name.⠀ ⠀ In a country that has more waterfalls than people, some of which are the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, these have become perhaps the most photographed waterfalls in all of Iceland. Partly due to their accessibility but also due to the fact that they flow right beside the mountain Kirkjufell which has become the most photographed mountain in Iceland⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #kirkjufellsfoss #waterfalls #river #mountain #landscape #landscapephotography #waterfallphotography #iceland #snæfellsnespeninsula #clouds #bluesky #longexposure #longexsporephotography #volcano #welivetoexplore #explore #wanderlust #wander #amongthewild #photography #traveller #travelphotography #canon #backpacker #trekking #travelersnotebook #neverstopexploring #aroundtheworld #capture #focus

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trying2travel365. The village of Hellnar is a beautiful little fishing port on the Snæfe

The village of Hellnar is a beautiful little fishing port on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Today the village boasts a yearly average population of ten people, but traces its origins back to the 1560’s when it was the largest port of call on the peninsula. Hellnar sits in the shadow of the Snæfellsjökull glacier-volcano and is the perfect place to enjoy both mountain scenery as well as a seaside walk along the cliffs. Can you say dream house? . . . #hellnar #iceland #glacier #mountains #clouds #bluesky #landscape #landscapephotography #cliffs #snæfellsfell #dreamhouse #oceanside #fishingvillage #volcano #welivetoexplore #explore #wanderlust #wander #amongthewild #photography #traveller #travelphotography #canon #backpacker #trekking #travelersnotebook #neverstopexploring #aroundtheworld #capture #focus

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trying2travel365. Landakotskirkja (The Cathedral of Christ the King) in Reykjavik. This

Landakotskirkja (The Cathedral of Christ the King) in Reykjavik. This Neo-Gothic style church stands as one of the most recognizable landmarks in Iceland’s capital. Commissioned after World War 1 and completed in 1929, the church is characterized by its distinctive flat top, rather than the traditional spire of a Catholic cathedral. At the time of it’s construction, Landakotskirkja was the largest church in all of Iceland. The architect, Guðjón Samúelsson, also designed Hallgrímskirkja, another famous Reykjavik landmark . . . #Landakotskirkja #cathedral #catholiccathedral #architecture #architecturephotography #iceland #reykjavik #landmark #history #clouds #neogothicarchitecture #neogothic #cloudy #historic #welivetoexplore #explore #wanderlust #wander #amongthewild #photography #traveller #travelphotography #canon #backpacker #trekking #travelersnotebook #neverstopexploring #aroundtheworld #capture #focus

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trying2travel365. During the summer in Iceland the sun doesn't set until well into the n

During the summer in Iceland the sun doesn't set until well into the night at around 10:30 or 11 pm. Even then the sky doesn't get completely dark but just a deeper shade of blue. The only magnificent sunset I got to see in Iceland was in the village of Hofn on the east side of the island. From Hofn you can see the Vatnajökull glacier, which covers 8% of the island making it one of the largest ice cap in all of Europe. The glacier is the main reason for visiting the Vatnajökull National Park, which covers an extensive 14% of Iceland and is the second largest national park in Europe . . . #Vatnajökull #glacier #icecap #iceland #europe #sunset #midnightsun #landscape #landscapephotography #nationalpark #findyourpark #clouds #mountains #ice #welivetoexplore #explore #wanderlust #wander #amongthewild #photography #traveller #travelphotography #canon #backpacker #trekking #travelersnotebook #neverstopexploring #aroundtheworld #capture #focus

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