Backpacking Iceland 2003


Skeioararjokull a piece of Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajokull. We hiked up the tip of it and crossed the section. The glacier, Vatnajokull, lies on top of an active volcano. In 1996 the volcano erupted causing the glacier to partially melt. The water lifted the entire glacier and flooded the entire 50km, Skeidararsandur Area. The flood waters were so strong that it was rolling pieces of the glacier the size of a house into the ocean. If we had been there at that time we wou8ld certainly be dead. We spent most of the day on top of the glacier.