Iceland’s Second Largest Glacier

Sometimes I wonder if we are the only people in the world who would go to the second largest glacier in Iceland while being all bundled up, walk around on the slick icy surface of the glacier, walk over the occasional piles of ash, and who would laugh and feel on top of the world in this unique environment.    I am sure others have done it, but it felt as if we were some of the few humans on earth enjoying the wonders of the Langjokull Glacier.

The drive over to the glacier was stunning.  Below is a photo of heather in bloom and two sheep dotting the landscape.

Heather and Sheep

Heather and Sheep

We were so bundled up that I don’t really think anyone felt cold.  How lucky were we that the sun was shining most of the day? It took an hour and 45 minutes to drive out to the glacier.  Every second of the bus ride was worth while.  The glacier looks like a frozen sea.  It is immense in size.    Views from the glacier were impressionable.

Bundles of Joy: Karin and Bev

Bundles of Joy: Karin and Bev

Walking on the glacier.  Here you can see the edge of the glacier.

Walking on the glacier. Here you can see the edge of the glacier.

To top things off, Orvar set up his barbecue on the edge of Langjokull Glacier and made hamburgers (plus veggie burgers for me and a few others).   We must have exerted a lot of energy to stay warm because we were famished by the time the hamburgers were ready.

basking in the sun at the edge of the glacier, eating lunch

basking in the sun at the edge of the glacier, eating lunch

Julie Newcombe has done and is doing an incredible job of helping to make this an unforgettably inimitable retreat.

Julie Newcombe has done and is doing an incredible job of helping to make this an unforgettably inimitable retreat.

The skies kept changing: sunshine, clouds, interesting rays of light, more clouds, sun again.

The skies kept changing: sunshine, clouds, interesting rays of light, more clouds, sun again.

And of course, with our bellies full, and our hearts warm from the new friendships forged and deepened, we did some yoga at the glacier.

Our motley crew of bundled up yogis

Our motley crew of bundled up yogis

Motley Crew of Bundled Yogis Part II

Motley Crew of Bundled Yogis Part II

Do you know how hard it is to do Dancer's Pose on Ice???

Do you know how hard it is to do Dancer’s Pose on Ice???

Serene unearthly landscape, it's time to go back to Minniborgir Cottages where we will end the day with a long yoga session, dinner, and a hot soak.  Ahhhh!

Serene unearthly landscape, it’s time to go back to Minniborgir Cottages where we will end the day with a long yoga session, dinner, and a hot soak. Ahhhh!

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