From the Glaciers to the Sea.

Minted on Sep 16, 2021
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Iceland's river landscapes are often unremarkable from the ground, but from the air these beautiful waterways offer a breathtaking display of colors and textures. Not much different from a watercolor painting and constantly changing, depending on the water level and flow velocity of the river.

The video shows the river Tungnaá in the southern Highlands of Iceland carrying different sediments dissolved from the ground on its way to the sea. The river flows from the western edge of Vatnajökull (literally "Glacier of Lakes") to the reservoir Sultartangalón, where it joins the river Þjórsá. Vatnajökull is the largest glacier in Europe, covering 8% of Iceland's landmass.

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