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Jokulsarlon Lagoon

Skaftafell National Park | Route 1, Iceland
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Traveler Description: Quite simply: you have to see it. Its quite a long drive from Reykjavik - approximately 5 hours - so you may wish to find a local place to stay.  The... more »
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

This was definitely the highlight of my trip to Iceland. I expected to take a lot of photographs with ice (since this was Iceland) and this was the place to be. We had a choice of taking the rubber boat or the duck boat. The rubber boat makes less trips and the ride is longer but you get closer to... More

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Halifax, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

It took us 3 hours to drive from Skogar to Jokulsarlon Lagoon (Ok we stopped off on the way to take photos here & there) but it was totally worth it! It is hard to describe the awesomeness of this place, although there were quite a few people there it was still very peaceful and breathtakingly beautiful. We spent a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

It was totally worth the long journey and cold weather! It is definitely my favourite place in Iceland. We took the boat ride in the lagoon which allows us to get very close to the icebergs. We also get to touch and taste a chunk of 800 year-old ice. Recommended.

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Was taken here by extreme Icleand. One of the most beautiful places I have ever witnessed. We did the boat ride in the lagoon also which allows you to get some great pictures of the Icebergs. Try stop by in the evening also, less people around and you can get some really good pictures, capturing the blueness of the icebergs.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This was truly one of the most breathtaking things I have ever seen in my life. The photos don't do justice to the vast expanse of the lake and the colours of the icebergs. The small boat tour (the slightly more expensive one) is definitely worth it. You get up close to the icebergs and the glacier itself. It is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

it was totally worth the three hour drive from Hella. I agree with the one review that is was amazing, peaceful, and devastating all in one. I could have laid on a lounge chair and stared at it all day long. I didn't want to leave. Definitely my favorite sight in Iceland. It's a long drive, but an awesome drive,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I majored in Geography in University, So Iceland was always my "dreamland". However, after hours of driving. This gorgeous & unbelievable landscape of Jokulsarlon Lagoon shocked me entirely. It was the real BLUE LAGOON (not the artificially one near the airport). You don't say you have been to Iceland if you never visit Jokulsarlon.

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Bundaberg, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I was so excited by this place, I called my parents and woke them up in the middle of the night back in Australia to tell them how unbelievably AWESOME it is!!!!! There are Icebergs!! Everywhere!! Great, giant, clunking, moving floating, glaciers! Down to a nearby beach or out to the ocean, where they are just sitting in the beautiful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My wife and I drove around the whole country of Iceland, and this place was my favorite. The giant floating ice is amazing, and devastating, and peaceful all at the same time. I recommend going when there is light wind, and some sun if possible. The best conditions are when the lake surface is glassy, and the great blue ice... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It was a long day to drive from Reykjavik to Jokulsarlon and back but it was well worth it to see the amazing Jokulsarlon Lagoon. A load of big and small icebergs drifting from the Glacier and slowly out to sea. The views were stunning and if you wish you can also pay to go on 2 different styles of... More

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