In 2010 I went on an amazing trip to Iceland and I was lucky enough to grab some sounds on my travels. I am going to be peppering these recordings into this blog every now and then because there is just too much stuff to put in one post. So here goes part one of my Audible Icelandic Adventures:
About half way through my trip I went on a glacier hike on the Sólheimajökull Glacial Tongue near Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park. Even after hearing things pronounced many times I never could quite pronounce Icelandic words properly, but it was an awesome site to behold. Located along the south east shore of the island the glacial tongue is where the glacier rolls down from its highest points in the mountains towards the ocean shore. The hike starts at sea level and goes up about an hours hike when you start really seeing the magical neon blue ice formations.
The ice has a covering of dirt and ash but it is still breath taking (after the hike to get up there I mean that literally).
The ice shifts and water carves out crevasses so at all times you have to watch your step.