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Sólheimajökulsvegur Glacier, Iceland 2013

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Exploring the Sólheimajökulsvegur Glacier, Iceland 2013

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A: Sólheimajökulsvegur Glacier Part 3

by Gavin Farrell, 50 meters away

Surrounded by blue ice in the Sólheimajökulsvegur Glacier, Iceland

Sólheimajökulsvegur Glacier Part 3

B: On Sólheimajökull glacier

by Jan Straka, 1.2 km away

Sólheimajökull is part of Mýrdalsjökull glacier.Mýrdalsjökull (Icelandic for "(the) mire dale glacier...

On Sólheimajökull glacier

C: Route 1 just before midnight, crossing Sólheimasandur in Suðurland, Iceland

by Joby Catto, 4.5 km away

Standing in the middle of Route 1 (Þjóðvegur 1) a few minutes before midnight, just east of the bridg...

Route 1 just before midnight, crossing Sólheimasandur in Suðurland, Iceland

D: Waterfall Skoga River

by Christian Obel, 6.8 km away

Waterfall Skoga River

E: Skógá

by Christian Obel, 6.9 km away

Skógá

F: Skogar

by Christian Obel, 7.3 km away

Skogar

G: Skógafoss Falls, Iceland 2013

by Gavin Farrell, 7.4 km away

Shot 18' from the new lookout deck next to Skógafoss Falls, Iceland 2013

Skógafoss Falls, Iceland 2013

H: Skógafoss

by Christian Obel, 7.4 km away

Skógafoss

I: 140130 Skogarfoss Cascade

by Louis-Alexis Fontaine, 7.4 km away

Skógafoss (pronounced [ˈskou.aˌfɔs]) is a waterfall situated on the Skógá River in the south of Icela...

140130 Skogarfoss Cascade

J: Bigger Than Us - Skogafoss

by Jan Vrsinsky, 7.4 km away

Skogafoss waterfall from the top

Bigger Than Us - Skogafoss

This panorama was taken in Iceland, Europe

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