Iceland the Glacieal Country

Glaciers cover more than a tenth of Iceland. The largest, by far the largest, is Vatnajökull in the southeast corner of the country. It is the largest glacier in the world outside the arctic regions, covering 8000 km2, next in line is Langjökull 950 km2, just a few square kilometers larger than Hofsjökull. Number four is Mýrdalsjökull, which is almost 600 km2 in size. Then comes Drangajökull in the west at Strandir, but it covers 160 km2 of land. Other glaciers are much smaller. The smallest of the large glaciers and number thirteen in the series is Snæfellsjökull, which is about 3 square kilometers in size. Since 1995, for almost 30 years, Vatnajökull has shrunk by almost one and a half the size of Snæfellsjökull per year.

Tourists at Fjallsárlón in Öræfajökull, Vatnajökull

Icecave under Breiðamerkurjökull

On top of Mýrdalsjökull

Iceberg at Fellsfjara by Jökulsárlón

Iceland : 2019/2022 : A7R IV, A7III, RX1R II – FE 1.4/24mm GM, FE 2.8/100mm GM, 2.0/35mm Z, FE 1.2/50mm GM Photographs & text: Páll Stefánsson