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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  • Just the most beautiful spot. It was a long drive from the Capital but worth every second. A photographers dream with the black sand and glass like ice sculptures on one side of the bridge and the...  more »
  • We arrived just before dusk and the colors here were incredible. It’s worth the walk up to see the whole lagoon and where the icebergs originate from (that float into diamond beach). Different locals....  more »
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