Waterfalls are a great attraction in Iceland, and we saw some of the best. Along the drive down to the south coast we saw both Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss, walking up to each to get a close look. These and other waterfalls are fed by the melting glaciers of the highlands, particularly in these two cases by the melting ice from the Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull glaciers, the southernmost glaciers in Iceland. We stopped to inspect the edge of a glacier first, the source of the water for these falls.
This is the toe of the glacier, slipping down the valley to where it is more accessible.
We crossed the wide gravel area and then got right onto the ice at the front of this glacier. As you can see it's very dirty from all the sediment that accumulates on the surface as it melts.
The immediate edge of the glacier was carved into fascinating shapes.
And to our left was the beginning of the meltwater running off the ice and forming the beginning of the river.
And BONUS! you get a picture of Mr. and Mrs. Furry Gnome together! Can you believe this is one of only 2 or 3 pictures of us together from all our travels? Says a lot about me as a photographer. As you can see it wasn't very warm, with a cool breeze flowing off the ice.