LANDSCAPES: EAST FJORDS

Words: Ana Gomes

Photography: Aniruddha Satam

09 October 2016

 
 
 

Engulfed by a blinding light, we exit the Almannaskarðsgöng pass in East Iceland, eyes straining to unveil the landscape emerging in front of us.

Sprawling along the coast for miles and miles, black and white stroked mountains materialise, their sheer walls bathed by the gentle sway of the ocean. 

Punctuated by the occasional birdsong, the soothing melody of the waves fills the icy air in a spellbinding lullaby.

As we drive further north, the chilling waters of the North Atlantic Ocean cut deep into the brooding mountains, creating one of Iceland's most awe-inspiring landscapes, the East Fjords.

 
 
Iceland's East Fjords covered in snow | East Iceland - Faune
An arctic Tern flies over the swaying ocean | East Iceland - Faune
East Iceland - Faune
North Atlantic Ocean | East Iceland - Faune
 
 
Dozens of sea birds gather in East Iceland - Faune
Lakes form as the snow starts to melt | East Iceland - Faune
Low hanging clouds | East Iceland - Faune
 
 
The ring road | East Iceland - Faune
Iceland's growing Forests | East Iceland - Faune
East Iceland - Faune
 
 
East Iceland - Faune
East Iceland - Faune
East Iceland - Faune