Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon

Jökulsárlón is one of Icelands most visited places and for a good reason. The large glacier lagoon is a unique place with icebergs constantly breaking off from the glacier and eventually drifting through the short river to the sea. The waves turn some of the icebergs back to the black sand beach where they lie scattered like gems.

Jökulsárlón is extremely popular amongst photographers due to its spectacular scenery. Jökulsárlón was the setting for the Hollywood films A View to a Kill, Die another Day, Tomb Raider and Batman Begins - in addition to the reality-TV series Amazing Race.

There are hundreds of seals in the lagoon during winter and plenty of birds live by the lagoon.

A great way to experience the magic of the lagoon is to sail amongst the icebergs and have a taste of the 1000 year old ice, see here.

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What to do nearby

  • Boat trips on Jökulsárlón
  • Glacier walks
  • Þórbergssetur cultural museum