Iceland Circumnavigation with Worldwide Quest - page 7

In Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, in this amphibious craft we cruised among icebergs that have calved off Breidamerkurjokull Glacier. 27 June 2016.


Our guide hold up a piece of ancient glacier ice, and broke it up so we could each try a piece.


After our sail we visited the nearby beach where iceberg bits are stranded.


An Arctic Tern colony is between the main highway and the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon parking lot.


Click on photo or link to see the Arctic Tern Colony at Jokulsarlon 27 June 2016


Baby Arctic Terns were all over the road at Jokulsarlon and in Skalanes. Unlike Jokulsarlon where there is constant traffic, Skalanes has very little traffic. 26 June 2016.


Great Skua captured an adult Arctic Tern at the colony at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon.


Click photo or link to see Great Skua consuming adult Arctic Tern. 27 June 2016


Barnacle Geese nest near Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. They used to be passage migrants from Greenland to Scotland and Ireland but in 1998 began breeding in Iceland. This was my first time seeing Barnacle Geese in Iceland. 27 June 2016.


Click on photo or link for video of Barnacle Geese at Jokulsarlon on 27 June 2016


Heimaey - Westman Islands

Common Murres, both regular form and "bridled" form together on same ledges. These cliffs form alcoves where the birds nest. 27 June 2016.


Zodiac cruising around Heimaey on Westman Islands on 28 June 2016


Trip Highlight Orvar Mar Kristinsson, Expedition Leader, sings in a cave in Heimaey, Westman Islands


Traditional turf houses near Heimaey on Westman Islands on 28 June 2016


Video: Our tour guide explains how Greenland got its name


Link to List of Iceland Videos


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