Breiðamerkurjökull is one of the southern outlet glaciers of the vast Vatnajökull in South-East Iceland. In the 1930s it created a small proglacial lake in the depression left by the retreating ice. This, then a small lagoon, called Jökulsárlón, is now a huge water basin full of floating icebergs which break off the glacier; it is joined to the sea by a short river Jökulsa. I visited this glacier in various weather conditions, a grey day, a sunny day and a very, very windy day. The subtle colours of the ice are very responsive to the light and it was interesting to see the same place changing the saturation and hue depending on the angle and strength of the light.
Black rocks at the foot of the glacier.
Smooth part of the glacier
Another small crevasse.
The glacier's toe meets stony ground.
The ragged part of the glacier.
The big terminus of Breiðamerkurjökull.
Windy day at Breiðamerkurjökull.
View of another tongue of Vatnajökull.
Icebergs floating on Jökulsárlón (1)