From Iceland — "Ice Church" Appears Off Northeast Coast Of Iceland

“Ice Church” Appears Off Northeast Coast Of Iceland

Published October 7, 2021

Photo by
Rif Field Station

The Rif Field Station posted some stunning photos of an iceberg on their Facebook page yesterday morning. The accompanying photos bear the caption: “What a view today: the ice church”.

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The iceberg in question is located off the coast of Hraunhafnartangi in northeast Iceland.

There have been two iceberg reports in the last week. One of them is stuck to the sea floor, but the other is quite large and floating freely about.

Icebergs are not a common sight in Iceland. When they do appear, they are usually spotted in the northwest, usually after having broken off from Greenland and making their way to Iceland by sea currents.

Because of this, iceberg activity is regularly monitored for the safety of shipping and fishing lanes that might intersect with them.

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