A day in Iceland

After the Arctic Adventures in Greenland our ship headed south to Iceland – a land of green whereas Greenland had been a land of ice.

We saw many whales on the way and as we approached Iceland there were plenty of birds including the national bird of Iceland – the puffin.

Puffins were runnning over the sea and diving down, sometimes only seeing the orange of their feet

We landed in the north west corner of Iceland at  Stykkishólmur. We had a tour of this area of Iceland visiting a cave formed from a lava plume, an extinct volcanic crater and walked along the coast marvelling at the rock formations. All of this was overseen by the Snæfellsjökull glacier. The scenery of mountains, glaciers and lava beds was magnificent.

Here are a few photos to give you a taster of the wonderful day. I want to see more of Iceland.

Landing at Stykkishólmur
The remains of a volcano with its lava all around
Blueberries ready to eat
In the depths of the Vatnshellir Cave with its 200-metre lava tube
The 1948 wreck of the Grimsby trawler Epine on the pebbly beach at Djúpalónssandur
Views from the clifftop walk into the bay at Dritvik
The crater from an extinct volcano
The magnificent Kirkjufell mountain

There is a video on YouTube with more photos of this day in Iceland. You can watch it below: