Ethereal Beauty: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Iceland (PHOTOS)
When you think of Iceland, is this what you picture? If so, you wouldn’t be wrong as Iceland is home to glaciers galore, including Iceland’s largest ice cap, Vatnajökull. One of the 30 places it empties is Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.
As with most natural sites in Iceland, pictures just don’t do justice to the majestic lagoon. Where the once 2,400-foot glacier empties into the Atlantic Ocean, icebergs of all shapes jostle and collide. Some are striped with ash, others sparkle transparently like ice sculptures, and some look like they belong on Easter Island. Seals glide through the icy waters equally curious about the tourists lining the rocky black beach. Get an aerial view of the lagoon from a rocky mound in the car park. The lagoon shimmers pinky-blue and is especially dazzling at sunset. Don’t leave without visiting the iceberg-dotted beach where the fantastical sculptures drift off to sea.