Iceland

Iceland in aerial photos

On this page we show panoramic views of Iceland volcanoes and glacier caps collected during airline flights connecting Iceland to Europe in rare perfect weather.

Iceland in aerial photos
Katla shield volcano, icecap of Myrdalsjökull and the glacier tongue of Sólheimajökull (left, view from the South).
Iceland in aerial photos
Zoom on the Vik coastline just south of Katla, with the Dyrhólaós lagoon and the rocks of cape Dyrhólaey.
Iceland in aerial photos
The icecap of Eyjafjallajökull in 2007, i.e. before the big eruption of 2010: the saddle towards Katla volcano on the right.
Iceland in aerial photos
Flying west we reach Hekla volcano, partially hidden by a cloud cap, and the western slopes of Tindfjallajökull (right).
Iceland in aerial photos
The island of Heimaey appears on the left of our route, with the Eldfell volcano (1973 eruption, left background).
Iceland in aerial photos
Further south-west, we fly over Surtsey, a submarine volcano which rose out of the sea during the famous eruption of 1963-1967.
Iceland in aerial photos
Þjórsá river discharges sediments into the Atlantic Ocean. The plume is many kilometres long (view from the South).
Iceland in aerial photos
Chains of cinders cones from linear eruptions in the park of Reyjanesfólkvangur, on the Reykjanes Peninsula.
Iceland in aerial photos
Skjaldbreidur, a perfectly symmetrical shield volcano southwest of Langjökull. The white plume from erupting Eyjafjallajökull is at the horizon (23 April 2010, center top, view from northwest)
Iceland in aerial photos
Skeidarárjökull is a southern outlet glacier from Vatnajökull: note the intricate patterns caused by firn stratigraphy (view from the south).
Iceland in aerial photos
Breidamerkurjökull, another outlet glacier of the Vatnajökull icecap, and several proglacial lakes. The biggest, Jökulsárlon (right) is filled with icebergs (view from south).
Iceland in aerial photos
The easternmost outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull: Hoffelsjökull (bottom) and Skálafellsjökull (top, view from northeast).
Photos by Marco Fulle, Sept 2007 and Apr 2010 (third row of photos).