One of Vatnajökull's outlets protrudes onto the plains through the surrounding mountains.
All geared up and ready to go.
Our guide, Simbi.
Another outlet, the one we are about to ascend.
it's hard to truly grasp the true scale of most things here.
As the glacier melts the runoff deposits rocks along it's path.
Our own personal yellow brick road.
Simbi explaining the safety procedures.
Getting geared up in crampons to being our ascent.
Don't want to get stuck in there.
Sooner rather than later this piece will split off.
That's a long way down.
A recently collapsed "bridge".
Little hills like were a little lake some weeks or months earlier. As the glacier melts the dirt that gathers on the bottom forces the formation of such hills.
As the glacier melts it creates ice structures that boggle the imagination in their uniqueness.
The higher up we go the more alien the landscape becomes.
This is as far as we're going. As you can see behind us, to go any further you need some serious climbing gear.
From this angle this structure almost looks like a whale shark or a manta ray.