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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

One of the most incredible sites I've seen with my own two eyes. Located right off the Ring Road (1), so impossible to miss. We were driving NE during a pretty bad stormy day in Iceland, but were determined to stop and check out this site. We pulled up in our car and walked out with our rain jackets to... More

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brooklyn, ny
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This was by far one of the coolest places I've ever been to! My breath was taken away the moment we got to the lagoon. It was a beautiful sunny day and the lagoon was sparkling. We even saw and heard a part of an iceberg break off! Magical place, must see!

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Edmonton, Canada
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121 reviews 121 reviews
38 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We went out on the Zodiacs and it was THE BEST!!! We would spend a day or 2 out there just checking out the icebergs. The tour guide was informative and knowledgeable. Don't miss this experience! Check out the icebergs.

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Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Jokulsarlon is by far one of the most interesting locations in Iceland. It is also in the middle of nowhere. This glacier lagoon is a popular tourist locale. At times there will be 2 bus fulls of people. They don’t hang around terribly long though. When the throngs of people are gone, it is a peaceful place in which you... More

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Fairmont, Minnesota
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

The cemetery of icebergs is really unique. All I can say is it's just amazing to watch the icebergs floating towards the ocean. Watching the seals play around the icebergs was an aadded treat. We were there when it was raining and that didn't even damper the experience. In fact the colors were even more vivid. Definitely the high light... More

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Fairmont, MN
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16 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Seeing the "iceberg cemetery" was definitely one of the highlights of my life! It was an overcast, rainy day but the good news was that the color contrasts were so vivid. It was amazing to see all of them lined up ready to venture to the ocean. This is a must see if you are going to visit the beautiful... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is a LONG drive from Reykjavik - about 5-6 hours one way! But it was so worth it to see this amazing lagoon filled with icebergs that have calved off from the nearby glacier. It's worth it to pay for a ride in the duck-boats that will take you for a 30 min ride around the lagoon. The guides... More

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Nottingham
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160 reviews 160 reviews
44 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Zodiac boats are brilliant. Warm jump suit to wear, we had a beautiful clear sunny morning...lucky as I know these trip cancel if it's windy, Scenery stunning, facts from the guides were interesting and engaging. Adrenaline filled boat ride. Photos and scereny of the glacier and icebergs to die for. We just travelled 17 days in Iceland, I've spent a... More

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Hong Kong, China
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We brought our friends to view the Icebergs in the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon this time as all of them haven't got the Antarctica experience as I and my wife did two years ago. Although this glacier is of a much smaller scale and the overall environment including temperature range could not compare with that of Antarctica, we still considered this... More

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Thousand Oaks, CA
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11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This is a major attraction in Iceland. Would strongly recommend taking the Zodiac cruise on the Lagoon. You go very close to the glacier as well as a number of phenomenal icebergs. We did the same trip in Antarctica (Zodiac around icebergs), but this was actually more interesting due to the smaller size of the icebergs here. There are more... More

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