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Jokulsarlon Lagoon

Skaftafell National Park | Route 1, Iceland
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Type: Bodies of Water
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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New York City, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Stunning glacier graveyard. Great views from the shoreline. We visited at dusk one night to take great photos and then came back the next morning to do a Zodiac cruise, which we loved as well. Couldn't stop taking pictures. Definitely a highlight of our trip. Easy stop just off the ring road.

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New York City, New York
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81 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We arrived on a nice sunny day to take an amphibian boat ride in the lagoon. We all had to put on life vests and we drove to the water and sailed for 45 mins in the lagoon. A lovely young lady gave us an explanation about the place and we sailed around taking pictures and enjoying the weather. Good... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We did a very long day trip from Skogar in early July and it was well worth the tiring journey. You start seeing the Vatnajökull ice cap and it's massive ash covered glacial tongues miles away and the excitement builds gradually as you get closer. The first brief glimpses of the lagoon are behind a bank of black sand and... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The view is awe-inspiring from the shores and there is really no need to join any of the tours. You could already see many of the coolest icebergs near the parking lot and the glacier forms a nice backdrop! What the tours offer is an opportunity to go near the glacier and potential see a glacial carving. From the carpark... More

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Bucharest
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Two weeks before going to Iceland I didn't knew anything about it. But as usual, I started the tour preparation just by looking over the places the agency was taking us and "traveling" with the little guy on Google map. Just seeing the pictures was astonishing, then searching for web live cam it became more interesting. Being there is an... More

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Montclair, NJ
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The reality of this place, which I have been following on the Internet for two years, far exceeded my expectations. Unfortunately, I did not have enough time as our flight was delayed by almost two hours. The ice bergs on the black sand beach combined with the fog was magical. Although there was no sun, the colors were still amazing.... More

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Badulla, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

A must if you are ever in Iceland ! Don't have words to express the feeling ! See for your self then you will know ! So beautiful ! No shops, toilets to be found in the area ! Don't stop near the bridge. Just after you pass the bridge toward höfn take the path to your left and will... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We drove in here on the way further north to stay in late afternoon 7pm and it was the most amazing light and the sun was setting over the glacier WOWWY WOW WOW Such and amazing place Himself has been to antartica. ( I couldn't stand boat trip - very jealous) anyway he said it pretty damn close There were... More

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Portland, Oregon
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96 reviews 96 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Took the amphibious tour (open air truck that is also a boat) as my daughter was too young for the Zodiac boats here (note at the Fjallsarlon glacial lagoon right down the Ring Road from here, 6 year olds can do the Zodiac boat but that lagoon's icebergs aren't neatly as nice for some reason). Words can not describe the... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It is a long drive from the Reykjavik city, but it is well worth it. If there is at least more than 2 of you, maybe renting a car would be a better option. The most fascinating part of this was not just seeing the glacier pieces in the lake but the large pieces making themselves into the ocean, seeing... More

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