Southeastern Coast of Iceland near Djupivogur

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    Djupivogur, Iceland

    Djupivogur, Iceland
    ••• Scenic Cruising Along the Southeastern Coast of Iceland. Iceland (c) Linda Garrison

    Views from the Maasdam Cruise Ship of Holland America Line

    While on an 18-day "Voyage of the Vikings" transatlantic cruise between Boston and Amsterdam, our ship, the ms Maasdam of Holland America Line, had planned to anchor off the small town of Djupivogur on the southeast coast of Iceland. Unfortunately, high winds prevented the ship from anchoring and using the tenders to take passengers ashore, many of whom had booked shore excursions to go bird watching on nearby Papey Island or to take driving tours of the surrounding area.

    Since we couldn't anchor, the Captain moved the ship along the southeastern coast of Iceland, and I was able to get these nice photos of the gorgeous scenery.

    A bird watching trip to small Papey Island is a popular tour from Djupivogur.

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    Djupivogur

    Djupivogur on the Eastern Coast of Iceland
    ••• Scenic Cruising Along the Southeastern Coast of Iceland. Iceland (c) Linda Garrison
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    View of the Djupivogur Harbor from the Maasdam

    View of the Djupivogur Harbor from the Maasdam
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    View of the Icelandic Coastline from the Maasdam

    View of the Icelandic Coastline from the Maasdam
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    Vatnajokull National Park

    Vatnajokull National Park in Iceland
    ••• Scenic Cruising Along the Southeastern Coast of Iceland. Iceland (c) Linda Garrison

    Vatnajokull National Park is huge, taking up over 11 percent of the entire country of Iceland. It is dominated by glaciers, ice pack, and craggy mountains.

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    Snow-capped Mountains on the Southeastern Coast of Iceland

    Snow-capped Mountains on the Southeastern Coast of Iceland
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    Snowcapped Icelandic Mountain Range in July

    Southeastern Mountain Range of Iceland
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    Southeastern Coast of Iceland

    Southeastern Coast of Iceland
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    Green Mountains Along the Coast

    Southeastern Coast of Iceland
    ••• Scenic Cruising Along the Southeastern Coast of Iceland. Iceland (c) Linda Garrison

    Yes, those are small houses along the coast line. They are accessible via the ring road that encircles Iceland.

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    Lush Green Hills of Iceland

    Southeastern Coast Line of Iceland
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    Icelandic Waterfall

    Icelandic Waterfall
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    Icelandic Waterfall ans Homes

    Icelandic Waterfall ans Homes
    ••• Scenic Cruising Along the Southeastern Coast of Iceland. Iceland (c) Linda Garrison

    How would you like to have this view from your window? Waterfalls and the sea.