18 June 2014

17 June 2014

Vík í Mýrdal

Vík í Mýrdal


The village Vík in south Iceland is renowned for its beautiful black sandy beach and the lava formations Reynisdrangar rising from the sea. An old folktale explains the pillars as being trolls that were caught out at se at dawn and thus turned to stone.

16 June 2014

Glacial Lagoon

Glacial Lagoon

Nature calves and carves avant-garde ice sculptures into Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, SE Iceland.

15 June 2014

Eyjafjallajökull

Eyjafjallajökull

Views from the Eyjafjallajökull eruption which began beneath the Eyjafjallajökull glacier in the south of Iceland on April 14th, 2010. At the beginning of the eruption meltwater flooded the immediate area and washed away parts of the main road. Magma coming into contact with glacial ice caused the chilled lava to form glass particles that were ejected into the upper atmosphere. These prticles and the extent and height of the ash plume halted air travel for many days. At later phases of the eruption ejecta the size of cars were propelled hundreds of meters nto the air. Previous eruptions in Eyjafjallajökull have occurred in 920, 1612, and from 1821-1823.

14 June 2014

Eyjafjallajökull

Eyjafjallajökull


Photo taken early morning May 2nd 2010. The eruption beneath the Eyjafjallajökull glacier in the south of Iceland began April 14th, 2010. Magma coming into contact with the ice caused the chilled lava to form glass particles that were ejected into the uper atmosphere and were considered to be hazardous to air travel. The ash plume reached heights that halted jet travel for many days. Meltwater from the eruption also caused flooding and washed away parts of the main road. Previous eruptions in Eyjafjallajökull have occurred in 920, 1612, and from 1821-1823.

13 June 2014

Dyrhólaey

Dyrhólaey

View over the black sandy Reynisfjara beach to Dyrhólaey, a 120 meter high headland in which a large natural gate has been eroded. The formations mark the southermost point of Iceland.

12 June 2014

Iceland's Golden Circle

The Golden Circle

Nature in all its might and glory,sagas, geothermal energy, history, volcanic landscapes - the "Golden Circle" is a showcase of what makes Iceland unique.

11 June 2014

Iceland's Golden Circle

Iceland's Golden Circle

Views from the popular Golden Circle tour route: Gullfoss, the beautiful tiered waterfall in the Hvítá river, Strokkur the junior geyser in Haukadalur beginning to erupt, Strokkur at its full eruption height (approx. 30 meters) and the Almannagjá walking path at Thingvellir National Park, assembly site of the historical "Althingi" (Parliament) from 930 to 1798.

10 June 2014

Reykjavík

Reykjavík

Multiviews from Reykjavík - clockwise from top left: looking west over old city center, Dómkirkja church (originally consecrated in 1796), "The Pearl" atop former hot water tanks with view over city to Mt. Esja, view from the pond, old stlye buildings.

09 June 2014

Jökulsárlón

Jökulsárlón

Jökulsárlón - ice adrift in the 100 m deep lagoon.
Water temperature 2 degrees Centigrade.

07 June 2014

Arnhem

Arnhem

ARNHEM, Nederlands Watermuseum, terras bij het Bezoekerscentrum Sonsbeek en de Witte Watermolen.

06 June 2014

Arnhem

Arnhem

ARNHEM, aan de rand van het Sonsbeekpark, Huis Zypendaal en John Frostbrug.

05 June 2014

Arnhem

Arnhem

ARNHEM, Koningstraat, Rijnkade (open scheepvaartdagen) en Korenmarkt.

04 June 2014

Apeldoorn

Apeldoorn

Paleis met voorplein met bezoekers bij toegangshek