Formed over thousands of years from glaciers, Skaftafell is part of Iceland’s largest national park. In the Middle Ages there were some large farms in this area, but they were abandoned after two volcanic eruptions and the ensuing glacier runs.
Although it would be a little chilly, the formations like these are spectacular and well worth the visit. Skaftafell consists of three very different areas, from volcanoes and their craters and glacial caps. I’m very interested in ice as it forms into amazing structure, always in its own unique way.
And luckily the temperature does go up a bit, thawing out these glaciers and allowing for these amazing reflections to be made.
(Please note these are not my photos. This “I want to visit:” series will be formed from photos around the web)
So do you want to visit this place? or is there somewhere else more inviting? Leave a comment and i’ll look into it!