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Jokulsarlon Lagoon

Skaftafell National Park | Route 1, Iceland
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Ranked #1 of 298 attractions in 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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Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Jokulsarlon was a highlight of our trip to Iceland. The light has so much to do with what you see that it is impossible capture the natural beauty of this location in a single visit (unless that is all you can do). We made three visits over two and half days (with our three girls 12/9/5) and each was remarkably... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful, magical places I have ever visited. You could sit here for hours looking at the glaciers and the birds and not be ready to leave. Be sure to walk down to the ocean to see the black sand beaches and wisps of leftover glaciers.

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Seattle, Washington
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I heard mixed reviews of the place but we absolutely loved it! The boat ride was fun but we liked even more across the street taking pictures if the icebergs on the black sand! So pretty and loved the raw beauty of the place. Also it was so empty so worth the drive!

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Seattle
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73 reviews 73 reviews
21 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

After reading many of the T.A. reviews last year, I just KNEW that we had to see this Iceland attraction! And once again, my fellow (T.A.) travelers nailed it with their superlative descriptors of Jokulsarlon! This place is absolutely amazing and a MUST see when traveling to Iceland!! The colors...and splendor of it all......WOW!! And like many others, this was... More

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Galati, Romania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you are going in Iceland and want to visit something amazing then chose to go on the south part of the island finising the tour with a boat trip in Jokulsalon Glacier Lagoon. It's once in a lifetime maybe. From Reykjavik is it about 5 hours drive it's not so cheap but it is unforgetible.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A must see even if you are on a short trip to Iceland. The ever changing icebergs gives you surreal feeling.. Not only is the lagoon gorgeous the different shares of ice are brilliant! It is great to take a boat tour in the lagoon.. We also went to the beach were few icebergs had floated over - it was... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I don't think there's another place like this in the world. You get to sail around icebergs floating in an extremely deep glacier lake. When I was there it was the most awful weather and the whole tour + its Spanish guide were quite cheesy, and nevertheless it was amazing and breath-taking. And as a bonus we got to see... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

It is billed as having large icebergs grinding together. There were ice flows in the lagoon but a large expanse of empty water! Some attractive ice but we weren't taken to the glacier snout where the ice breaks off. Our guide on the boat was Spanish and he adopted a jokey approach and gave us little information. Given the cost... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The title says it all. Quite simply breathtaking. We took one of the boat trips and were given an informative talk as we darted between the ice. We even saw a iceberg flipping!! Almost worth paying the money to come to Iceland by itself!!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

lots and lots of people! After parking the car immediately turn in either voucher or purchase ticket because there will be a bit of wait for the tour. Lots of great picture opportunities on shore and on hill overlooking the lagoon. Our tour guide were fabulous, not on did they get us close (not too close) to glaciers but she... More

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