Coming here to Alaska has been the best choice we ever made. It’s introduced me to the most amazing people. Today, I got paid to look at this view. Gorgeous right?!? For those of you that don’t know, those big piles of snow on the mountains are glaciers. So cool.
No two photos taken at Jökulsárlón are the same; with ice cracking off the Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier every day, the lagoon is constantly changing.
The ice itself is remarkable, streaked with volcanic ash and colored bright blue and white by the air bubbles inside it. However it is an indicator of the global warming that Iceland - and the rest of the world - have been subject to.
Jökulsárlón is Iceland’s deepest lake, having quadrupled in size since 1970. As for Breiðamerkurjökull, the glacier has receded 7km since 2007.
I left Iceland with great admiration but also a bit of sadness knowing that I could never return and see the country’s landscape in the same way I saw it during this expedition. Climate change is a real, scary problem, the gravity of which is often not fully understood. Part of what I would like to do with my work is to demonstrate the beauty that this world has to offer so that more people can be motivated to care about and protect this planet.
The Columbia Icefields in Jasper, 2018.
About 9 hours from Vancouver
It’s a beautiful scenic drive where the drivers suck, but it’s worth the visit before they minimize any more. They say that these glaciers will be gone within 100 years. And seeing how fast our life expectancy is increasing... we will probably see the disappearance of the majority of it.
Waking up with this magnificent view? What could you ask for?
3 Cs for me.
A cup of Coffee, a Ciggy and a warm Companion. Perfect.
Iceland Day 1 CLEARLY did not disappoint! My mom is such a bad ass and we drove all over the south side of the island and hit ALL the stops- even having just flown the red eye all night. Here’s what we saw:
•Reykjavík: picked up our @happycampersiceland
rig and got all set up! Then hightailed it straight to @crossfitreykjavik
(duh) for a great sweat sesh with new friends. Everyone was SO nice. I loved it! 🏋🏽♀️🤸🏼♀️🏃🏽♀️(picture 2&3)
•Then drove through Pingvalla National park.
•Strokfur and Geyser for some geothermal activity with a hike to overlook the geysers (picture 4).
•Gullfoss waterfall - the largest volume waterfall in Iceland —-amaaaazing (picture 1)
• Seljalandsfoss & Gljúfrabúi waterfalls where we got to hike behind the waterfall and freeze in its glacial spray! (Pictures 5,6,7)
Now we are tiiiiired! Can’t wait for more adventures tomorrow
#iceland #waterfalls #glaciers #geysers #crossfit #crossfitgirls #whatcouldbebetterinoneday #amazed #happyiceland #reyjkavik
Onto exploring Southeast Iceland! Glaciers out the window, along with moss covered lava fields (which were out of this world) and vast plains. Made it to Skaftafell, part of the Vatnajökull National Park. Hiked to see the black fall, Svartifoss, then up further to see the glacier ice fields. We’re going for record number of steps today! 😂 Been going strong since 4am...it’s the only way! #travellingsisters #iceland #ringroad #southeast #hikehikehike #glaciers #roadtrip #myfeethurt