Glacier Lagoon, Jokulsarlon

At Glacier Lagoon chunks of blue icebergs float along the shore so close that you can almost reach out and touch them. This glacial lake at the head of Breidamerkurjokull glacier developed as the glacier began to drift away from the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the tongue of the lake, where icebergs break away from the glacier and drift from the lake into the ocean. Keep your eyes peeled for seals, fish, and sea birds, such as arctic tern, who make their home in the lagoon. Walk the length of the lagoon's shore to the black beach, where you'll find icebergs washed ashore. Several tour companies operate boat tours on the lagoon. Add Glacier Lagoon to your Jokulsarlon travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Jokulsarlon trip maker website .
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  • We loved this visit even without making the boat (too expensive to our liking), we crossed the road to go on the beach on the other side and directly touch the icebergs...
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  • Although the weather did not accompany us by a thick fog, we still enjoyed this unique enclave. Beautiful lake with the icebergs in the middle. A calm that conveys peace. There is No need to approach the beach of diamonds since if you have sun, here you can see countless remains of the icebergs stranded on the beach. There are excursions but we could not do them by the fog.
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