Glacier Lagoon is one of the most amazing natural wonders of Iceland. Experience a day full of glaciers, icebergs and waterfalls at Iceland’s jewel on the Amazing Glacier Lagoon Tour.
This amazing Glacier Lagoon tour takes us along the impressive South coast of Iceland to the extraordinary Glacier Lagoon. You will have plenty of time exploring the Glacier lagoon with it’s floating icebergs. On our drive back we will visit two gorgeus waterfalls, Skógafoss with its magnificent 60 m drop and Seljalandsfoss where you can walk behind and through to the other side.
Glacier Lagoon is the largest and the deepest glacier lagoon in Iceland, located in the south east part of Iceland. The lagoon branches from Breiðamerkurjökull, an outlet glacier of the Vatnajokull glacier the largest glacier in Europe.
Glacier Lagoon, or Jökulsárlón, developed into a lake after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. The lake has grown since then at varying rates because of melting of the glaciers. It is now 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) away from the ocean’s edge and covers an area of about 18 km2 (6.9 sq mi). It recently became the deepest lake in Iceland, at over 248 metres (814 ft), as glacial retreat extended its boundaries. The size of the lake has increased fourfold since the 1970s. It is considered as one of the natural wonders of Iceland.
Jökulsárlón is quite popular and has been a setting for four Hollywood movies: A View to a Kill, Die Another Day, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Batman Begins, as well as the “reality TV” series Amazing Race. In 1991 Iceland issued a postage stamp, with a face value of 26 kronur, depicting Jökulsárlón.
Glacier Lagoon – Jökulsárlón
Village of Vík
View to Eyjafjallajökull volcano (in good weather)