What a day. Having just a few days here in Iceland, Jim and I hired a helicopter to tour the southern portion of this spectacular country. Upon first impression our pilot appeared to be a very taciturn and conservative Icelander, but by the end of the day we understood how misguided first impressions can be. Flying us high into the clouds, low (5-feet-off-the-ground low) through glacial valleys, over and onto the awe-inspiring Vatnajökull glacier and its iceberg-filled lagoon, over and onto Iceland’s stunning black sand beaches, and then onto the very rim of the crater of the famously disruptive Eyjafjallajokull volcano (where he insisted I hop out of the helicopter, still at full power, to grab a still-warm volcanic rock), it was not a taciturn nor conservative performance of aviation. We had a gas.
A smattering of the hundreds of the photos I took today, in order of their appearance….