jökulsárlón — Page 2 of 2 — The Reykjavik Grapevine


Visiting the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is like stepping into a fairytale. The dreamlike world is one of the greatest natural wonders in Iceland, by far. And it’s very easy to access, even in winter, since it’s situated right along the ring road.

Jökulsárlón, or the glacier lagoon, is the largest of the glacial lakes in Iceland. The clear water is filled with huge odd shaped icebergs that break off Breiðamerkurjökull from Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull. The white, green, blue and even black coloured blocks of ice drift around in the lake. All while the huge mass of white that is Vatnajökull towers in the distance. Eventually, the icebergs are carried out to sea by a short river.