Vatnajökull is the largest glacier in Iceland. It is located in the south-east of the island, covering more than 8% of the country.

Somebody asked me if the glaciers are here all year long, or if they melt in summer and come back. Hmm, well... at 8100 square km, Vatnajökull is the size of Vlaams Brabant, Oost Vlaanderen & West Vlaanderen all combined.. so what do you think :)

Anyway, we're here for some snowmobile action! Hell yeah! For the chroniclers, this was on August 21st, 2011.

First we hitch a ride with a mode of transport appropriate for driving on this moonscape...

Cool truck parked on the moon.

... and then switch to something appropriate for discovering the biggest chunk of ice in Europe. Not sure what this is doing here though. Maybe it got left behind in a sudden spout of global warming.

Is that my snowmobile?

... aaaand we're off! And I'm driving! Woohoo!


Snow everywhere you look.

Somewhere out there a crack wants to kill you. Let's follow the guide :)

Action shot! Yeehah!  Photo by Herr Ludwig.

Taking a break to take it all in.

My trusty old vroomkarre.

... and with this, I am now officially, completely, totally out of pictures. The three of you that still read this blog can now go away, it's all bad jokes, youtube techno, and computer nerd stuff from here on forward. I'll let you know when I've actually left the house again (and could be arsed to take my camera with me).

The End.
posted at 09:18:23 PM on 02/06/2012 by peirz - Category: iceland - Tag: iceland / nature / snow / landscape


Ine wrote:

Give yourself some credit.
Love the pictures!
Who is your little friend?:)

How did you like the snowmobiling?
02/06/2012 10:10:04 PM

peirz wrote:

Thanks :) That's my nephew :) It was bumpier and trickier than I expected, isn't snow supposed to be smooth and soft? It got me a little worried my passenger might fly off :) IT WAS ALSO VERY LOUD.
02/06/2012 10:25:08 PM

Kris wrote:

Snowmobiles FTW!

Cheers from reader #2!
02/07/2012 03:35:15 AM

Ludwig wrote:

And what about the picture of the guy on the horse with the sunglasses ?????
02/07/2012 06:20:16 PM

peirz wrote:

There are no such pictures in Baghdad.
02/08/2012 09:13:08 AM

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