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Glacier Lagoon, Jokulsarlon

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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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  • This tour lets you see the glacier and icebergs up close in a Zodiac boat. Also, we were able to see seals and ice tunnels. Well worth it. Our guide was Marcus and he was great. 
    This tour lets you see the glacier and icebergs up close in a Zodiac boat. Also, we were able to see seals and ice tunnels. Well worth it. Our guide was Marcus and he was great.  more »
  • Just an absolutely breathtaking place to visit. Pictures just don’t do it justice. A very short walk from the parking area, and you see the most incredible view of glacier lake. Absolutely worth the.....  more
    Just an absolutely breathtaking place to visit. Pictures just don’t do it justice. A very short walk from the parking area, and you see the most incredible view of glacier lake. Absolutely worth the.....  more »
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  • Amazing! I wouldn’t spend more than an hour or two here, it isn’t worth coming from Reykjavik by itself. But it is an excellent stop on any ring road tour.
  • Breathtakingly beautiful, heart wrenching, and finally scary to actually see how much glacier melt had already occurred in just the last few years alone. Free stop with amazing photo opportunities. A must see, but be prepared for the sad, harsh impacts that Iceland is already experiencing due to climate change.

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