Jökulsárlón
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Ice Ice Baby
Glacier Lagoon
The glacial lagoon at Jökulsárlón
Jökulsárlón -- Lake of Floating Icy Mountains
Kayaking with Seals and Icebergs
Ice Ice Baby
Glacier Lagoon
The glacial lagoon at Jökulsárlón
Jökulsárlón -- Lake of Floating Icy Mountains
Kayaking with Seals and Icebergs
Ice Ice Baby
In Iceland there lives a black beach covered in ice cubes the size of SUVs. Jokulsarlon, a glacier lagoon, is one of the many frozen wonders in this incredible country. Giant blue and white pieces of glacier break off and slowly make their way into the Atlantic. But first many beach on the packed black lava sands, creating an ice sculpture museum that is constantly changing and inspiring.
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Glacier Lagoon
Such a beautiful place this was even if it was really cold, windy and pouring rain. I wish I would have had more time to really walk around and enjoy it but the wind was really strong. Icelandic weather is so tricky, you never know when it goes bad. The umbrella I had was destroyed by the wind :) .Still, I am very happy I got to see this live after seeing it in so many pictures. It is truly a wonderful place and if you lucky enough to see it while sunny it's even better. There are companies there offering boat tours on the lagoon.
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The glacial lagoon at Jökulsárlón
My husband and I traveled around the periphery of Iceland (on Ring Road) over a 9-day trip this summer. Outside Reykjavik, the whole country is like one big national park. One of the highlights of our road-trip was the glacial lagoon at Jökulsárlón in southern Iceland. The lagoon is on the borders of Vatnajökull National Park and again very easily accessible from Ring Road (it can be seen from the road, in fact). The lagoon has fresh (bluer ones) and old icebergs floating around which make it quite a sight. You can take boat tours in the lagoon or take a guided walking tour of the glacier. We spotted a seal on our boat tour of the glacier.
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Kayaking with Seals and Icebergs
Jökulsárlón is a beautiful glacial lake fed by Iceland's largest glacier, Vatnajökull. The lake is filled with icebergs that float aimlessly about until they eventually drift out to sea. One morning my cousin and I took out our kayak and maneuvered it between icebergs of different hues, shapes, and sizes. It was so peaceful, so quiet, as we went into the water at first morning's light. The small, floating mountains of ice glistened in the rising sun as small droplets of water began trickling from the outcroppings of ice looming above us. A small accompaniment of curious seals joined us, popping up beside our kayak and playfully splashing back into the water. In the distance, crashes could be heard as new icebergs were formed by the ice cliffs of Vatnajökull sloughing off its dead skin. The water itself was calm and reflective, which mimicked the way I felt as we traversed the lake. Going back to shore was the hardest, having to leave behind the beauty that we found between the icebergs—something that most tourists are not able to see for themselves.
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Jökulsárlón -- Lake of Floating Icy Mountains
Jökulsárlón is a beautiful glacial lake fed by Iceland's largest glacier, Vatnajökull. The lake is filled with icebergs that float aimlessly about until they eventually drift out to sea. One morning my cousin and I took out our kayak and maneuvered it between icebergs of different hues, shapes, and sizes. It was so peaceful, so quiet, as we went into the water at first morning's light. The small, floating mountains of ice glistened in the rising sun as small droplets of water began trickling from the outcroppings of ice looming above us. A small accompaniment of curious seals joined us, popping up beside our kayak and playfully splashing back into the water. In the distance, crashes could be heard as new icebergs were formed by the ice cliffs of Vatnajökull sloughing off its dead skin. The water itself was calm and reflective, which mimicked the way I felt as we traversed the lake. Going back to shore was the hardest, having to leave behind the beauty that we found between the icebergs -- something that most tourists are not able to see for themselves.
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