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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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London, United Kingdom
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149 reviews 149 reviews
26 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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NYC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

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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Taipei
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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34 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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San Diego, California, United States
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6 attraction reviews
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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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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Mind you, it's a little disturbing to realize how fast the ice has been retreating in recent years. But it is beyond cool to ride a boat amongst the icebergs of various sizes. You have to pay if you want to go out in a boat, no fee if you stay at the shore of the Iceberg Lagoon, which is... More

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Vlissingen, The Netherlands
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is a genuine Iceberg lake. Real blue icebergs. You can eventouch them, when they end up on the beach. Never saw such a thing. I really enjoyed it. But remember to dress warm, it can be windy over there.

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Warsaw, Poland
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166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Breathtaking experience. Images do not reflect the beauty of this glacier lagoon! And it's so easy to access. Sometimes too easy so you can encounter thousands of visitors. Hence avoid the main places and do the tour yourself visiting especially the black beach with stranded ice sculptures. Avoid food and souvenirs outlets - low quality, super high prices. BTW Fjallasarlon... More

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Sydney
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I actually visited jokulsarlon back in July 2012 but i am back again! This is one of the most beautiful yet accessible place on earth. The zodiac boat tour is a must do. It allowed me to reach out in the water to pick up pieces of ice that are likely thousands of years old. Sadly the glacier like many... More

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