Glacier River Lagoon in Southern Iceland

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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!

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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! 🙂

10 thoughts on “Glacier River Lagoon in Southern Iceland

  1. Really stunning but at the same time it is sad to see that it has receded so much. The one photo of you looking all thoughtful with glacier-bergs behind you is very cool; excuse the pun.

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  2. The best trips are the unplanned ones. Even if it’s just stopping by the road to see a huge glacier.

    You make the glacier look so warm the way you seem to be so happy (don’t look freezing cold) in the pictures

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  3. I’m desperate to go to Iceland! Your photos are stunning and it looks like you had a lot of fun. Did you go as part of a tour or just on your own? So many places around the country seem amazing, its hard to know where to start. Seals and other wildlife would be brilliant to see too, even if they are divas 🙂

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