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Address: Skaftafell National Park | Route 1, Iceland
Phone Number: 4782222
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Free to visit- beautiful at dusk/dawn, can be touristy late in the day

This lagoon is about a 5 hour drive west from the Keflavik airport, and it's position right off of the ring road makes it a popular tourist destination. As such, you will probably... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Yes, the lagoon is beautiful, full of small icebergs in different shapes and colors that have been separating from the glacier. That's probably the best. Now comes the issue of trying to get a ticket to go on a boat ride around the lagoon. They obviously don't have a clue how to handle 50 tourists per hour - so we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This lagoon is about a 5 hour drive west from the Keflavik airport, and it's position right off of the ring road makes it a popular tourist destination. As such, you will probably not be the only one there! There is a huge gravel parking lot on both sides of the bridge (can't miss it, one side has the tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I have travelled to a lot of places, but I have never seen anything like this. Make sure you drive up to the seaside, not just the lagoon. Here you will see icebergs that drifted from the lake to the ocean. There are a few different parking places to view the icebergs. There were no boats running due to too... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Not to be missed place in South Iceland. One of the truly stunning experience once you realize this is the remaining of a glacier! that actually is melting and making its way to the Sea. other than that it's ice "pieces" drifting in water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We drove for approx 3 hours to see the glacial lagoon and were not dissapointed. It`s a mesmerising place and well worth a visit. A quick tip, If you are approaching along the south coast from Skogafoss side, There are a number of small gravel car parks before you get to the main one. I would park up in one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The Lagoon is literally right off the road. We were driving counter-clockwise so we saw the lagoon emerge at the very last second and it was spectacular. The weather was a bit foggy so we weren't able to go on the boat to see the icebergs close up. Be aware that these boats are super weather dependent. There is also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Stopped here with a Gate1 tour group. The guides were having difficulty with the groups' reservation. We were about 20 min delayed but the tour itself was great. You wear a life jacket and remain seated until the vehicle is in the water, then you can stand up. We saw a few harbor seals and water birds. The color of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A truly spectacular place. A full bay filled with glacier pieces heading out to the ocean. It's simply stunning, I could have spent days here exploring and photographing. If you stop here make sure to head over to the other side of the road to the black sand beach, pieces of glacier end up strewn over the beach and look... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

As many others have said, this is a stunning place to visit. The lagoon itself is really impressive. We visited one evening and the next morning and were so glad we did! The tide had left hundreds of icebergs on the shoreline (across the road from the lagoon) in an array of sizes and colours. We also visited Fjallsarlon which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Arrived at the lagoon via Route 1 and it is really impossible to miss! It's just off the road! Booked a zodiac boat tour but it was cancelled because of weather. So we took the amphibian bus which was great too. We got so close the ice bergs! The whole place is so photogenic, if you come in summer, the... More 

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