Touring the Icebergs in Iceland


With a name like Iceland, you expect to see some ice right?  Well you will.  Ice cold glacier water, glaciers and best of all flowing icebergs.  The best place to see icebergs up close and personal like is at Jökulsárlón which is a lagoon that fills up with small icebergs that break off the glacier and float out to sea.

Amphibious “duck boat” type tours are available in Iceland.

But before the icebergs melt away, they gather and float in and out of the lagoon.  They even end up landing on the black sand beach where you can watch them melt, flip, and beach themselves before they disappear. Seals are also often seen playing in this lagoon.

All in all the area is a mesmerizing place to view the ice, photograph the ice or take part in any or all of the tour operations that operate here including kayak and paddle board rentals and these amphibious vehicles that drive like a car and the plunge into the water.

Jökulsárlón is a glacial lagoon, bordering Vatnajökull National Park in southeastern Iceland. Its still, blue waters are dotted with icebergs from the surrounding Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier, part of larger Vatnajökull Glacier. The lagoon flows through a short waterway into the Atlantic Ocean, leaving chunks of ice on a black sand beach. In winter, the fish-filled lagoon hosts hundreds of seals.

 

 


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