During our road trip we suddenly noticed a huge cluster of glaciers off the side of the road. We just stumbled upon it! This is one of the things that I love so much about Iceland, it is incredibly beautiful and scenic wherever you look. You don’t even have to search. It turns out that we were at a glacier river lagoon (Jökulsárlón in Icelandic) in Southern Iceland which is a large glacial lake on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. If you happen to take your own journey, make sure you take route 1 and you will spot it between Höfn and Skaftafell. It is at the beginning of Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, which developed into a lake after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. It recently became the deepest lake in Iceland. Jökulsárlón has also been a setting for major motion pictures, two of them are James Bond films “A View to a Kill” and “Die Another Day”. Some others are “Tomb Raider”, “Batman Begins” and the reality TV series Amazing Race. I am not surprised this location was picked for movie settings, after looking at these photos you won’t be either!
I am ending this with the seal that teased me the whole time by constantely popping out his head but refusing to come out of the water for his photo shoot! What a diva! 🙂