Gígjökull, a small outlet glacier from Eyjafjallajökull, southern Iceland. Mt. Eyjafjallajökull is an active stratovolcanoe, and one of the largest volcanoes in Iceland

At the top of the volcano there is a small caldera, 2-2.5 km in diameter. There is a break in the caldera rim to the north through which the outlet glacier Gígjökull drains

Here you see the steep snout of Gígjökull, the valley glacier which is melting to produce this cold natural barrier you have to cross. In front of Gígjökull you see the 40m-deep glacial lake of Jökullón which is decorated with numerous icebergs frozen in the water.

Copyright: Tom Mills
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Uploaded: 16/09/2008
Updated: 08/10/2014


Tags: glacier; lake; mountain
  • Lee over 1 year ago
    What kind of senses are you using? Your photos are amazing, I love them!
  • comments powered by Disqus

    Tom Mills
    Iceland Excursions
    Tom Mills
    Iceland Excursions
    Tom Mills
    Iceland Excursions
    Tom Mills
    Iceland Excursions
    Jan Straka
    Valahnúksból (Valahnúkur)
    Karel Gillissen
    Gavin Farrell
    Seljavallalaug Hotspring in Iceland
    Louis-Alexis Fontaine
    140130 Source Seljavallalaug
    Gavin Farrell
    Seljavallalaug Hotspring in Iceland PART 1
    John Wood
    Waterfall Ystiskáli Iceland
    Jan Vrsinsky
    Bigger Than Us - Skogafoss
    Pietro Madaschi
    Milan: Basilica of St Ambrogio - Atrium after sunset
    Kobel Rudolf
    Lotus Museum Thanyaburi 1
    Martin Hertel
    Hammerfest Varden By Night
    Hiroshi Tai
    Fourth Kurobe Dam
    David Rowley
    New Chums Beach
    omid jafarnezhad
    Nasir Al Mulk Mosque Shiraz
    Nikos Maretas
    Islet of Parga (Islet of Virgin Mary)
    waka kimizuka
    Climbing 600 Steps in Steel Stairway of TokyoTower
    Günther Roth
    130201 0076 Panorama Out
    Martin Hertel
    Hamburg Hafencity Speicherstadt by night
    Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
    Shadow Man, Cappadocia, Turkey
    Pietro Madaschi
    Mont Blanc - Monte Bianco: Panorama from Helbronner Point
    Tom Mills
    The National Gallery - High Victorian, Main Vestibule
    Tom Mills
    The Gherkin
    Tom Mills
    Barbican Centre - Foyers
    Tom Mills
    Uganda Oil Hotel Protea Balconey
    Tom Mills
    Piccadilly circus
    Tom Mills
    Uganda Oil Kampala Taxi Park View 1
    Tom Mills
    Southwark Bridge
    Tom Mills
    Statue of Ingólfur Arnarson
    Tom Mills
    Marble Arch
    Tom Mills
    Hotel Leifur Eiriksson
    Tom Mills
    Goose Fat and Garlic Restaurant
    Tom Mills
    Covent Garden
    More About Europe

    Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights. In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. Text by Steve Smith.