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Jokulsarlon Lagoon

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Address: Skaftafell National Park | Route 1, Iceland
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Loved it, despite the heavy rain and the high wind !

It had rained all night and by the morning, it hadn't stopped. The November's sun was sluggish and didn't quite pierce the heavy grey clouds. We initially only spend a couple of... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2016
Soan S
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

It had rained all night and by the morning, it hadn't stopped. The November's sun was sluggish and didn't quite pierce the heavy grey clouds. We initially only spend a couple of minutes on the banks of the lake as we were meeting with a tour to go and visit an ice cave. There are a few groups departing from... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

An early start agreed, but worth every minute. We first visited the Seljalandsfoss water fall,spectacular you can walk behind the falls , but would recommend that you are fully prepared to get wet,the proper clothing and footwear essential. We then travelled on stopping at another fall, but also through some awesome terrain,the magma fields until arriving at the Lagoon. We... More 

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the Netherlands
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

It is absolutely stunning we went back 3 times during our trip to Iceland. Evey dag it looks different The icebergs are beautifull shaped. The seals swimming in between. At the opposite the beach with the iceergs laying on the black sand is also a must see. Myself don't like the touristboats on the lake , just leave the place... More 

Thank esther31
Los Angeles, CA
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is a far drive from Reykjavik, but I would make the time to see it, and I would also go back again and again if I ever get the chance to revisit Iceland. It's absolutely surreal to see the icebergs floating in the lagoon on their way to the ocean, and hearing them crack against each other as pieces... More 

Thank sunshyney
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

We drove here in a day from Reykjavik. It was a long day in the car but totally worth all the stress of driving through some horrendous weather ! It was amazing and we definitely had the WOW factor when we arrived ! Hearing the ice crack away from the glacier and to hear the icebergs crash into each other... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

During our visit in September 2016 we booked a boat tour to explore the glacier lagoon. If you want to get up close to the icebergs book the zodiac tour it will allow you to see more of the lagoon and to be close. It was an absolute breathtaking experience to see the icebergs up close but also something that... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

It may be a 6 hour coach ride from Reykjavik, but when you put on your orange lifejacket and the boat slides into the water, you know it was worth the journey The guide explains the optical illusion of the blue icebergs & life cycle of the ice as well as the history of the lagoon...and you even get the... More 

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Newton-Le-Willows, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing, a must see stop on your Icelandic adventure. We even spotted a couple of seals, we travelled 4 hours from hvergerdi and booked in at the fosshotel which is 30 minutes from here to explore more of this area. Beautiful, very different.

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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

My wife and I spent 10 wonderful days in Iceland in September 2016 and saw many stunningly beautiful places and this was our favorite of all. We stayed overnight near Vik and drove to Jokulsarlon (about 2 hours away) in the morning, a beautiful drive in and of itself. Parking was easy at the lagoon. We did not make reservations... More 

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

Jökulsárlón lagoon and Fjallsárlón lagoon are absolutely must sees in Southern Iceland. Stunningly beautiful ice shapes which have detached from the glacier into the glacial lake plus on the black sand on the beach on the opposite side of the road there are ice lumps dotted all over the place that look like intricate ice carvings. Against the black sand,... More 

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