Iceland from the plane

• Iceland from the plane

Iceland - a very interesting country. I heard about it each and everyone has a certain association. However, few are as it looks in reality. Before the trip, I was no exception. What I saw, I did not meet my expectations. I offer together with me to make the airplane trip on the southern part of the island and check own expectations and reality.

Iceland from the plane

The trip to Africa opened for me a new level of travel: a huge number of flights previously seemed somewhat tedious, and now possible always try to include them in the program. Especially, if the landscape is welcoming. In Iceland, he insisted to make time and arrange a tour. The country is not particularly cheap, days with clear weather there rarity. But no matter what, buy hour excursion aboard the plane.

We were lucky: the last series was the most successful. The views from the top places overlap wing. As you can see on the pictures, the condition of the aircraft left much to be desired. For such aircraft always treat with caution, it was scary.

Iceland from the plane

In Iceland, a huge number of waterfalls, many rivers. Ice melts, the water runs from the mountains, creating abstract patterns on the ground, which enjoy great with heights.

Iceland from the plane

chosen this route because he passed the famous Eyjafjallajökull. I expect to see the ash-strewn plains and towering mountain with beveled tip. However, the volcano lost somewhere above. Please note, on one photo, several times a year:

Iceland from the plane

It looks like one of the most popular waterfalls in Iceland with a height of:

Iceland from the plane

There was a strong wind, the plane was shaking. And I'm still waiting for the red volcanoes.

Iceland from the plane

The greens are gradually leaving the landscape, giving way to a contrasting black-and-white pattern

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I think it all volcanoes. At the bottom is visible black ash, which here, apparently, for many years. In some places, the roads and bridges, probably giant layer thickness.

Iceland from the plane

At some point in time all around dramatically whitened, we were flying at the same level with the clouds. Now I like the resulting landscapes, and then from the monotony like a yawn.

Iceland from the plane

Most likely, we have volcanic ash:

Iceland from the plane

It looks like hardened lava. We see a small camp, which was built at the foot.

Iceland from the plane

Photo of the same place, but just from a different angle. I just want you to understand the scale of the lava flow, which runs out of the volcano. Sometimes people are a trickle, but it is much more impressive.

Iceland from the plane

Waterfalls here an incredible number, one more beautiful than the other.

Iceland from the plane

Nearly half of the flight of the landscape was as follows:

Iceland from the plane

This black, of course, was nowhere to be found. Maybe a little later there would be less snow, while in Iceland the height of summer and warmer does not happen.

Iceland from the plane

After another 10 minutes of flight the ground suddenly turned brown. Perhaps here there is volcanic activity, but it is not strong.

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Not far from the same places he saw a turquoise ground. Whether it is ice, or mountain somehow got a tint:

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The wind blew the snow and exposed the piercingly blue ice. The color indicates that the glacier in front of us.

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The plane turned around, and we flew in the direction of the airport. And those landscapes that I expected, and have not seen.

Iceland from the plane

Highland Lake. Feeling that it is located not horizontally, but at an angle. And still surprised by the different color of the water.

Iceland from the plane

Volcanic ash:

Iceland from the plane

There is romance in such neraspiarennyh tourist spots. While all insanely beautiful waterfalls.

Iceland from the plane

Most likely, in another part of Iceland's landscapes are radically different. Perhaps they are much more beautiful. But, unfortunately, only flew here, nothing to compare with me.

Iceland from the plane