Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon


Jökulsárlón is one of those places that really needs to be seen in person. The landscape is vast with the very edges of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier dropping into the lagoon. The lagoon developed after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Chunks of glacier float through the lagoon out to the ocean where they are swept out to sea or they wash back up on the black sand beaches. Going on an overcast day is almost preferable because the amazing hues of blue within the chunks of glacier can really be seen. The best part was that seals were playing in the surf and you'd occasionally see them poke their heads up above the water in the lagoon! 

We started at the parking area for Jökulsárlón, explored around the main lagoon, got some homemade fish soup to warm up, went across the road down to the beach and went on a walk among the chunks of glacier on the beach then went back across the road to see the lagoon from the other side.