Ice & Land

Martin Rietze



The Breidarlon glacier lake with Fjallsjökull glacier. High above the Hvannadalshnjukur, with 2119 m Iceland highest mountain.


Jökulsarlon glacier lake at the tongue of the Breidamerkurjökull glacier, a large tongue of the Vatnajökull ice cap. Behind the pole regions the Vatnajökull glacier is one of the world-wide largest ‘ice cap’.


Left: Gullfoss, mentioned as the “golden cascade” because of its often existing rainbow.  The Hvita cascade falls down in two stages 32m deep into a Canyon  Right: Flaajökull, a Southeast tongue of the Vatnajökull (meaning: water glaciers).


Hekla (means in engl. hood) is a combination between a rift- and a central- volcano belonging to a 40 km rift which often shows violent activities. In former times the eruptions brought panic and agony over the population again and again.


Left: Reynisdrangar - pre-aged basalt pillars/teeth at the south point of Iceland. The Legend says: The trolls, which were too late on the way were petrified at this place by the sunlight. Right:Flying day – troll (photo rarity!) 

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 ©photos & text by  Martin Rietze , Webbl Th. Böckel ,last modification 25.3.2005

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