Thursday, June 16, 2011

Iceland - Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon

It's hard to really pick a favourite thing we did or saw in Iceland, but if I had to pick it would probably be the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon.  Icebergs break off the Vatnajökull glacier and float out into the lagoon where they melt or float out into the ocean.  They are huge and white and blue and changing all the time, and when we were there a lot of them were covered with ash from Grimsvotn.

We took a boat tour because we were just so into this place, if it hadn't been slightly chilly and sprinkling rain I could have sat there and looked at these things all day.

It was really even bluer than that!

 The long dark strip in the background is the glacier.

 Tasting the glacier ice - the drinking water there was SO pure and delicious.

 If you look closely you can see some dogs on the boat :)

 My best picture of the lagoon, with someone's hat brim just slightly ruining the bottom of the picture :(

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