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Jokulsarlon Lagoon

Address: Skaftafell National Park | Route 1, Iceland
Phone Number: 4782222
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Ranked #1 of 290 Attractions in Iceland
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

This transported me off the planet. What a surreal terrain. Huge translucent glaciers floating about and out to the ocean. We did the ice caving nearby and it was fantastic. Without a doubt, the highlight of the entire trip. You HAVE to get here. You can fly to a nearby city from Reykjavik or drive from there. The drive is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

I drove in some of the worst weather conditions to get to this lagoon - gale force winds, limited visibility, and icy roads but was it worth it. Hell YEAH!! This place is absolutely incredible - would definitely visit this lagoon again and do that drive all over again!! Make sure to walk underneath the bridge towards the coast -... More 

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Bucarest, Roumanie
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I took a trip to Jokulsarlon in what could easily have been the worst day ever, with lots or rain, grey low level of clouds, poor visibility, but still loved every second of the experience. The place is heaven for nature lovers and the amazing contrast between the deep dark sand and the crystal clear pieces of iceberg is eye... More 

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Scottish Traveller
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

i don't get carried away much but this was something else. Blue glacial icebergs floating on a lagoon surrounded by a massive glacier and snow capped jagged mountains, that eventually feeds into the Atlantic Ocean. I got there when it was hailstones getting blown in horizontally by a North Atlantic storm and it was breathtaking enough to not feel the... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Even on the misty grey day we had, this place is surreal. Make the effort to walk the path along the rive to the beach - see the change from still calmness of the lagoon to the raging river and watch the atlantic waves crash over the icebergs on the black sand beach

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The lagoon is really amazing! Watching huge blue icebergs floating from the glacier into the sea is an unforgettable experience... Take the time to walk on the lagoon shore, and from there to the black sand beach. It's quite surreal to see pieces of ice all over the beach and floating in the water... Not to miss!

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Nice, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We arrived by chance at sunset on our way to the Hali Country Hotel. It was breathtaking with the sun setting & different colours on the icebergs. We were even lucky to see three seals that came along to say hello. Having seen the seals we decided not to take the boat trip out the next day. Overall an experience... More 

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San Pedro Sula, Honduras
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Getting there was a little tricky because the road sign is not very visible but the place is beatiful- to see icebergs on the lagoon so up close is just so breathtaking!!!

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

One thing you must remember is to visit the sea/beach at the outlet of the lagoon to view all the various sized chunks of ice lying on the black beach, and being tossed around by incoming waves. It was quite windy when we were there with a fair swell which moved large pieces of ice as the waves came in....... More 

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Split, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Like everything else that nature can offer to us on Iceland, this is also amazing. Must see. Easy to find, just drive from Vik to Hofn( or in other direction) and You can't miss it. When You see lagoon go to the other side near the ocean. It is very nice to sea big peaces of ice that waves push... More 

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