Aerial Shots of a Turquoise River in Iceland

Flying over Iceland was an artist’s dream come true.

The land had a barren beauty and running through it all was this incredible turquoise river. Aerial shot of a turquoise river in Iceland from a commercial Icelandair flightThe land appears dull compared to this amazing river.Aerial shot of a turquoise river in Iceland from a commercial Icelandair flightThe sky turned cloudy here and the image was darker with more blue.Aerial shot of a turquoise river in Iceland from a commercial Icelandair flightAs the river neared the ocean the colour became darker and inkier.
Aerial shot of where a turquoise river meets the ocean in Iceland from a commercial Icelandair flightThis is the colour of the ocean where it meets that turquoise river. This shot is almost immediately after the last shot but the sun had come full out changing the colours radically – the dark blue bay above looks almost red here.Aerial shot of the ocean that edges the barren land of Iceland from a commercial Icelandair flightFrom the teal ocean looking over the green-gold land..Aerial shot of the ocean that edges the barren land of Iceland from a commercial Icelandair flightFrom the land with a volcanic cone looking over to the teal ocean.Aerial shot of a volcano by the ocean in Iceland from a commercial Icelandair flightThese these aerials were all taken from our regular Icelandair flight that flew over Iceland on its way to Copenhagen. I also did a post on the amazing landforms in Iceland taken on the same flight. I have Googled the ‘turquoise river in Iceland’ trying to find its name and there are a couple of candidates: the Kolgrima River delta or the Pjorsa River. Many of the on-line photos of this river have been taken with drones or from a small chartered plane and are truly astounding.

More of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Teal, Aqua, Seafoam or Turquoise.

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15 responses to “Aerial Shots of a Turquoise River in Iceland

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  2. Fascinating. So blue. I’m doing the same flights soon. Any not to be missed places in Copenhagen that aren’t on the normal list of tourist attractions? Happy weekend.

    • We found the best bits of Copenhagen were to be found just walking around a couple of areas. One was the counter-culture district of Christiana. The other was the colourful buildings along the canal area of Nyhavn. From here we turned down a street going towards the Design Museum, filled with Danish design furniture stores – not something I would normally bother with but its different in Denmark. It was easy to find fabulous fish and seafood lunches in Copenhagen but the evening meals tended heavily towards a choice between pizza and shawarma. For breakfast the pastry vanilla cream ‘spandauer’ was to die for – I even found a bakery in the airport for my final fix – they don’t seem to exist anywhere at home.

      • I will have to look for the spandauer. Love a good pastry especially stuffed with cream! Thanks so much for the advice. I will be staying near Nyhavn.

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