near Ólafsvík, Vesturland (Ísland)
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We had been having a heat wave for days, the temperature hovered around 20°C and there was no wind. Luckily I had plenty of liquids because there is no water to be had until at an elevation of more than 1300 metres.
My route basically followed the skyline in the title photograph from left to right. for more photos visit my SmugMmug album, just click the title of this track above (sorry about the captions being in Icelandic!).
19-JUL-10 15:44:40 Just below the westernmost of the peaks, "Vesturþúfa", this antenna shed nestles on a little hill. You can walk all the way up there without ever stepping on snow!
19-JUL-10 17:59:38 This marks the location of the summer road which crosses the peninsula east of the glacier. the images were taken just short of the raod and show, respectively, the view towrds the road and towards the glaicer.
19-JUL-10 17:24:15 This location marks the edge of the glaicer proper - though there are disconnected snow fields at lower elevations.
19-JUL-10 12:41:44 This is where I started the hike, though the second image was made at the end after I hitched a ride back to my car.