Glacier Lagoon

Iceland’s deepest lake is waiting for you to see it. During summer, you can take a boat ride on the lagoon and taste 1000 year old ice. How cool is that?

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Jökulsárlón, or Glacier lagoon as it’s called in English, is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. The lagoon covers an area that is about 18km2. The lake is the deepest lake in Iceland and the largest glacial lake in Europe. Four Hollywood movies have been shot in the lagoon. Can you name them all?

The tour to the Glacier lagoon is a long one. The drive up there is 5.5 hours without stops. We do stop on the way, at Seljalandsfoss, Reynisfjara & Vik. On the way back we do try to make a stop at Skogafoss, if time allows it. 

Seljalandsfoss

Seljalandsfoss has a 62m/197ft drop from the Eyjafjallajokull glacier and volcano. When you arrive at the waterfall, it’s beauty will astonish you and you immediately want to go closer. It is possible to walk behind the waterfall during summer. 

Black sand beach 

Reynisfjara black sand beach, famous from many Hollywood & Bollywood movies and Game of Thrones. The sand is coming from the volcanoes, originally ash. You can see Puffins(from May to end of July), Fulmars and Guillemots from the beach.

Vik i Myrdal 

Vik is the most southern populated village in Iceland. It used to be a fishing village, the only one with out an harbor.Katla is a volcano hiding under the glacier, Myrdalsjokull. Myrdalsjokull is the 4.th largest glacier in Iceland. Katla erupts every 40-80 years on average, the last one(that we know about) in 1918. Approximately 20 eruptions in Katla since settlement and about 300 since the end of the last iceage.

Skogafoss waterfall 

Skogafoss, last but not the least. Majestic 62m/197ft waterfall falling from the Skoga river.it.

Diamond beach 

The Glacier Lagoon started to form in 1934 when the glacier started to retreat. Today the lagoon is constantly getting larger as approximately 500 square meters of ice break off the glacier every year. All that ice runs from the lagoon towards the sea but does not make it through the surf and subsequently lands on the beach. When we arrive, take a moment to look at the unspoiled nature and feel the mystified energy that the area gives you.