- Posted December 12, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
What was your best moment of 2012?
- sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer
On the first night of our trip we stayed at the Hostelling International site at Hvoll - the most remote place I have ever stayed which had modern amenities! On the second day, while traveling further east, I visited the lagoon Jökulsárlón. The edge of a glacier forms the inland edge of the lagoon, and the lagoon is filled with ice working its way from the glacier to the nearby Atlantic Ocean. My Polish partner, a gentleman from Mexico City, and I walked along the edge of the lagoon for hours. The weather was foggy, and in Iceland outside of the tourist season it felt like we could have easily been the only people in the world.
Eventually we stumbled across a magnificent piece of ice, shaped and tilted to resemble a longship of times past. I am sure the three of us were the only souls to ever witness this sight, as it was in the process of melting and drifting toward the ocean. Sometimes photographers have a moment where they see a scene and immediately think, "This is it!" I had one of those moments when we stumbled across this beautiful work of nature.