The mouth of the cave.

The Mouth of a Melting Cave

News Tagged with “Glaciers”
From an ice cave in Vatnajökull glacier.

Limited Number of Tourists Allowed in Some Ice Caves

16 Oct A limited number of people will from now on be allowed to visit ice caves and to go glacier hiking within five areas in the southern part of Vatnajökull National Park.


Breathtaking View of Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon

12 Sep 2020 You may have visited Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon and sailed between the icebergs which break off from Breiðamerkurjökull glacier.

Ok, the glacier that once was.

Icelandic Glaciers Rapidly Retreating

9 May 2020 The newsletter Melting Glaciers, which has just been published online, reveals that glaciers in Iceland have been rapidly retreating for 25 years.

Drangajökull glacier in September, 2001.

Drangajökull Glacier Could be Gone by 2050

6 Feb 2020 Drangajökull glacier in the West Fjords of Iceland could disappear in the next 30 years.

Should Yellow Alert Require Cancelation?

24 Jan 2020 A yellow weather alert does not automatically mean that organized trips in Iceland must be canceled.

Waiting for help inside the crammed vehicle.

‘This is How You Die in Snow’

14 Jan 2020 We reported last week that 39 tourists were successfully rescued from Langjökull glacier on January 7, after being caught in a blizzard during a snowmobile tour organized by Mountaineers of Iceland.

On a cloudy day, the blue color dominates.

Captivating Colors of Newly Found Ice Caves

8 Dec 2019 Three beautiful ice caves were recently discovered in Skeiðarárjökull glacier, an outlet glacier from the southern part of Vatnajökull glacier.

A large chunk of ice from Fjallsjökull glacier falls into Fjallsárlón glacial lagoon.

Glacier in Motion

6 Sep 2019 Nature was on the move when Morgunblaðið photographer Ragnar Axelsson recently visited Fjallsárlón glacial lagoon

A view of the disappearing Ok.

Memorial Service for Glacier

19 Aug 2019 Numerous people attended a memorial service yesterday for the glacier Ok in the Icelandic highlands. A plaque was placed where the glacier used to be.

Glaciers on the south side of Vatnajökull "dig their own graves."

They ‘Dig Their Own Grave’

30 Jul 2019 “Almost all glaciers being monitored in Iceland are retreating, and this is their response to a warming climate.”

Ice cave in Langjökull glacier. The picture was taken in 2004.

Want to Dig Tunnel in Race Against Time

5 Jul 2019 The company Mountaineers of Iceland has been granted permission to dig a 100-m (328-ft) ice tunnel into the south part of Langjökull glacier.

Vatnajökull glacier. Grímsvötn volcano and Grímsfjall mountain in the foreground.

Climate Crisis Could Delay Rescue Efforts on Glacier

7 Jun 2019 “Rescue missions could be delayed for hours, even for half a day or a whole day.”

The route over Tungnaárjökull is impassable.

Route over Glacier Impassable

5 Jun 2019 Due to the climate crisis, scientists were unable to access Vatnajökull glacier this year by the regular route over Tungnaárjökull glacier.

From Snæfellsjökull glacier.

Area of Glaciers Decreases by 215 km2

6 May 2019 Presently, the largest single land form change in Iceland is due to retreating glaciers.

Scientists on top of Snæfellsjökull glacier on Monday.

Snæfellsjökull Glacier Gone by 2050?

26 Apr 2019 “Due to climate warming, Snæfellsjökull glacier has been fast retreating for the past 25 years and will, if the trend continues, be mostly gone around the middle of this century.”




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