Dyrhólaey and Sólheimajökull Glacier


Dyrholaey is a 120 m high and precipitous promontory. A large, natural gate has been eroded through its southernmost part. When the sea is calm, big vessels can sail through it and in 1995, two adventurers flew in a small aircraft through it.

Puffins On The Rocks

All Puffin photographs by Jim. [jwz]

At the Dyrhólaey Sea Level

It is thought by many that the architect of The Church of Hallgrímur got inspiration from this or a similar volcanic outcropping. [dwb]

Sólheimajökull Glacier Tongue

Sólheimajökull glacier tongue extends down from it's mother glacier, Mýrdalsjökull, Iceland's fourth largest.
Poor weather prevented us from getting closer. The "gravel" in the foreground is really ice covered with glacial debris. [dwb] [jwz]

Photo Credits:
[jwz] Jim Ziebol, [dwb] Dave Bray.

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