Iceland: Stunning Crystalline Ice on a Volcanic Black Sand Beach!

Crystalline Ice on Beach Across from Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon:  Ice 1

Crystalline Ice on Beach Across from Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon: Ice 1

Ice 2

Ice 2

Ice 3

Ice 3

Ice 4

Ice 4

Ice 5

Ice 5

Ice 6

Ice 6

Ice 7

Ice 7

Ice 8

Ice 8

Ice 9

Ice 9

Ice 10

Ice 10

Ice 11

Ice 11

Ice 12

Ice 12

Ice 13

Ice 13

Ice 14

Ice 14

One of the most amazing sights we saw in Iceland was crystalline ice on a volcanic black sand beach at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon.  The ice floats out to sea with the tide from the lagoon, and some of it washes onto the volcanic black sand shoreline.  The interplay between ice, light, waves is ever-changing.  Nature’s beauty here is stunning!  Do you have a favorite?

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

14 Responses to Iceland: Stunning Crystalline Ice on a Volcanic Black Sand Beach!

  1. Pure, natural contrast. Love this image!

  2. Kongo says:

    Wow. Very cool (literally), Pam.

  3. sproul2012 says:

    Beautiful, Iceland is on my longgg list of places to visit!

  4. jbw0123 says:

    Ice on the beach! Cool!

    • Pam says:

      It was one of the most amazing sights ever. It’s hard for pictures to convey how beautiful the ice was – the pieces looked and sparkled like giant diamonds.

  5. Pam, that’s amazing! I’ve never seen crystalline ice and your photos are gorgeous. I’m going with 12 as my fave. I love the simplicity. ~Terri

    • Pam says:

      Thanks for the input! I want to put one of these pictures on our calendar for next year (Christmas gifts), and I am having trouble deciding which one to pick.

  6. mrsbearfoot says:

    Tough to pick a favorite but I think #12 and #14 would be my choices. All are fantastic!

    Lindy

  7. Hard to choose, but I’ve narrowed it down to #2 and #12. Stunning.

    • Pam says:

      Thank you! I think there is agreement on #12 – maybe it will be on our personal calendar this year. I appreciate your comments!

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