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Jokulsarlon Lagoon

Skaftafell National Park | Route 1, Iceland
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Ranked #1 of 306 attractions in 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The driver of the boat was a fool, he drove so fast, we were afraid to fall into the water. I asked him to slow down, he laughed at me. At the end of the tour, we went to claim to a supervisor, he said us "if you don't like the waves, stay home". I do not recommende this tour.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Firstly, this place is incredible and there are so many more icebergs than you think there are going to be. All the other reviews are very accurate about this so I won't go on about it too much. However, what a lot of people don't seem to do is explore a bit. The main car park (just by the oft-photographed... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We visited this glacial lagoon on a tour from Reykjavik. The entire tour took about 15 hours (mostly driving the 800km round trip). The lagoon has been growing rapidly during the past few decades (several meters per year) so there continue to be more of it to see. I found the experiance to be a bit underwhelming but I could... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

When you see it first, you will not believe it. When you get nearer and nearer, this is unbelievable dream. We took a 45 min with the boat and enjoy a very close view of the glaciers. The changing colors made it even better. Do nog miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is probably the most stunning place I have ever visited. It was worth every mile we drove to get there. We went on the boat trip onto the lagoon which was worth the trip. We booked in advance though which may cut down queuing. This gets you closer to the icebergs. We also walked down to the sea where... More

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Urbandale, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

You are so close the the glacier here and the bits of it floating in the blue waters are beautiful. The gift shop offers a clean facility to grab a snack and use the bathrooms. You can also take a boat tour around the blocks of ice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was the fifth day of our self-drive trip in Iceland. The Jokulsarlon Lagoon is one of the major attractions in our travel plan. After the morning visit to Black Sand Bench and Dyrhólaey at Vik and two hours' hiking to Svartifoss waterfall, we manged to catch the last boat (ISK6500 per person) touring around the Lagoon for an hour.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My 3rd trip...I had a whole day to relax and take photos...but the rain came and stayed! It was still a great place to visit. I hadn't realised that I could walk around most of it until the next morning when I made an early start as the rain had stopped! It was lovely walking around most of the area... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

We drove to and from the lagoon in one day from Reykjavik in one day. It was a long day... but OMG it was well worth it. There were hoards of tourists but it is understandable as this was a truly breath-taking sight. The icebergs looming in the distance, the floating ice, and the bobbing seals made my visit to... More

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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This place is amazing! The icebergs move slowly towards the short stretch of river that leads to the sea. The different sizes and colouring are amazing. While we were there we saw two seals swimming around and diving under the icebergs, and that was a great bonus.

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