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Jokulsarlon Lagoon

Address: Skaftafell National Park | Route 1, Iceland
Phone Number: 4782222
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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

A stunning location, full of different shape and coloured icebergs, all surrounded by snow covered mountains, it was a long drive and if you go in the winter you may need to check the weather forecast as we had to change the day we travelled there, as the following day the wind was so bad the road was actually closed.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

A stunning lagoon where the ice breaks off the glacier and floats down to the sea. Every shade of blue you can imagine and every size and shape of iceberg. Friendly café/shop on the hill, seals, amazing beach where the ice is sometimes blown back and sits on the sand. I haven't been everywhere, but can't imagine a more beautiful... More 

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Boom, Belgium
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

What can I say, the colors of the ice are incredible. Fifty shades of blue ☺ we also went to the beach where several giant blocks of ice were stranded. We also spotted a few seals. Yet another moment we will never forget.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We debated whether to make the effort to go and see this place because of the hefty drive from Reykjavik. However, we hired a car and shared the driving and it wasn't too bad. On the way we had to keep stopping and jumping out to take photos because of the beautiful scenery along the coast. If you are like... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

It's like a fairy tale. Definitely build this into your plans for a trip to Iceland. I would recommend the Zodiac very highly over the amphibious vehicles. Very exhilarating experience.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Jökulsárlón is a place which was not on my "bucket list" but certainly should have been. I am very glad I made the effort to see it. You have no doubt seen pictures of this place before, but none of them truly capture this amazing place. The scale, the colours, the sounds. It took us 5 hours of driving to... More 

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Troy, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just as worthwhile as seeing this beautiful lagoon, the beach on the other side of the road and the wildlife (birds) is the scenery on the drive from and back to Reykjavik. Very worthwhile day to spend driving here and back (full day travel if making round-trip Reykjavik same day) but so beautiful and so worthwhile. Will visit this area... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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143 reviews 143 reviews
55 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wow!! This place is totally another wonder of the world!! This glacier area is picturesque, something else!! We even saw a seal bobbing his head out of the water! We were driving around the Island from Reykjavik to Akureyri and we knew it was a place to stop, but 1 hour was an amzing stop as we found huge giant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I had put this very high on my Iceland to do list and I was hoping I could manage to make it over here during my trip (in FEB). The sheer beauty of this place made the difficulty in driving due to the unpredictable weather so very worth it. There is where the glacier is melting into the bay. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Can you go to Jokulsarlon and back to Reykjavik in one day? Yes, yes you can. Although, beware - in the winter at least, it's an utterly knackering journey and if you're not a seriously confident driver, then I would think twice. I'll start with a review of the Lagoon itself. It's certainly otherworldly. On the approach from Reykjavik, you... More 

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