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Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon in Iceland

A few years ago I had the great pleasure to visit Iceland. I almost did not go when I missed my plane and the flight company could only offer me a latter flight at a more expensive price and I lost my money on the flight I missed. I bit my tongue and thought hell I’m at the airport now so lets just go.

Im glad I did as Iceland is an absolute travel photographers dream everywhere you go is something stunning in beauty and whilst in Jokulsarlon I caught a gem of a sunrise.

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon in Iceland
Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon in Iceland

Icelandic Dreams Jokulsarlon

Jökulsárlón literally “glacial river lagoon” is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. Situated at the head of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, it developed into a lake after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. The lake has grown since then at varying rates because of melting of the glaciers. It is now 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) away from the ocean’s edge and covers an area of about 18 km2 (6.9 sq mi). It recently became the deepest lake in Iceland, at over 248 metres (814 ft), as glacial retreat extended its boundaries.[1] The size of the lake has increased fourfold since the 1970s. It is considered as one of the natural wonders of Iceland.

Jökulsárlón has been a setting for four Hollywood movies: A View to a Kill, Die Another Day, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Batman Begins, as well as the “reality TV” series Amazing Race. In 1991 Iceland issued a postage stamp, with a face value of 26 kronur, depicting Jökulsárlón.

Dreams Iceland
Dreams Iceland

Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon

Jökulsárlón (literally “glacial river lagoon”) is a large glacial lagoon in southeast Iceland, on the borders of Vatnajökull National Park. Situated at the head of Breiðamerkurjökull, it evolved into a lagoon after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. The lake has grown since then at varying rates because of melting of the Icelandic glaciers. The lagoon now stands 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) away from the ocean’s edge and covers an area of about 18 km2 (6.9 sq mi). It recently became the deepest lake in Iceland at over 248 metres (814 ft) depth as glacial retreat extended its boundaries. The size of the lagoon has increased fourfold since the 1970s. It is considered as one of the natural wonders of Iceland. — at Jökulsárlón – Glacier Lagoon.

Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon
Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon

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