Saturday, September 10, 2011


Our second stop was at Gulfoss, or Golden Waterfall. I'm not sure if it is the largest waterfall in Iceland, or the most scenic, or just the most well-known.

This river is glacier-fed, specifically from the Längjökull Glacier, seen in the map above.

The edges of the Längjökull Glacier in the distance. I don't know how much their glaciers are shrinking, but our guide did tell us that they are now able to grow some crops that haven't been grown there since before the Little Ice Age. And she pointed out some ski areas near Reykjavik that have had to close because they don't get enough snow in the winter any more.


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