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There's a short window of time when the frozen glacier lakes begin to thaw, but only on the surface and around the perimeter. This happens to be the perfect racetrack for kayaks!
Transporting kayaks to such remote places isn't easy—near impossible, really. Unless there's a helicopter and you have an @orukayak.
Follow the link in my bio to read more about the trip.
On the edge of glacial outskirts a massive tunnel of ice rapidly disappears in the summer heat.
In a few weeks, if not sooner, it will have melted entirely. Documenting these types of unique structures within the history of a glacier seems ever more important these days as they continue to deteriorate at accelerating rates here in Iceland.
Note: This photograph was captured with a drone for safety reasons. Approaching a glacier during summer especially (or anytime) can be quite dangerous considering the rate at which they continue to change and shift unpredictably. Rocks fall & ice collapses without warning. If you're visiting Iceland this summer and are interested in exploring glaciers please do so with a professional guide. These guides visit the glaciers they use for hiking tours daily and keep a close watch on changes, constantly monitoring the ice thickness and predicting where dangerous conditions might develop.
Don't risk it... take one foot on the ice (or below it) and it might be your last. Falling into a crevasse wouldn't be cool.