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Jokulsarlon Lagoon

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Address: Skaftafell National Park | Route 1, Iceland
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Crystal Ice Cave Tour with Pickup from Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
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Guided Glacier Lagoon Tour
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Private Glacier Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Stunning glacier lake!

This is an absolutely beautiful place. The huge sheets of ice floating in the lake, the seals playing around amongst them! The windy kicks up and it gets very chilly! So wrap up... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an absolutely beautiful place. The huge sheets of ice floating in the lake, the seals playing around amongst them! The windy kicks up and it gets very chilly! So wrap up warm. It is definitely worth seeing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is definitely a must-do for visitors. The sights are truly incredible, make time to walk around for a while.

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Midelt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The site is just great, wonderful views on the glacier, pire ice cubes,you can't believe what you see. We pushed the walk further and we even saw seals hanging around in the water - close enough for them to be curious about us and stare at us interrogatively! Also a nice beach on the opposite side of the road with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were exhausted from our glacier hike, so we thought we would stop briefly on our drive to Hoff. We stayed for four hours. Its a free attraction and a place you have to see. It is disturbing to see the amount of glaciers melting but an amazing site as the sunsets. This cannot be missed. Bring your camera. There... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the most popular and free tourist attractions in lceland. Basically it is a huge filled with ice bergs of various size that broke of from the Jokulsarlon glacier. It is an incredible sight to behold. You can spend hours here walking around. We spotted some seals, pigeons and eagles flying around. Must go. Parking is ample.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Glacier Lagoon is a site to behold. Chunks of blue ice; a color that amazes with both tranquil water and water rapidly flowing to the sea. Easy access to marvel at the site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

View of life time! It's amazingly beautiful. So not on earth. We couldn't find a camp side near enough as we need to meet up for our ice cave tour next morning. Since we in our camper van & we got the permission to park outside the cafe. We spend a night there & it's amazing experience. The cafe has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was awesome. We had no prior knowledge of what we were in for as we spent a long drive around the island. Then suddenly we saw a few glaciers and some snow and then just around the corner - boom! These photos I've put up is what we saw. It was busy but that didn't really matter because... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful place to stop at! Huge icebergs of blue ice floating around, occasionally breaking apart and cracking. There are loads of photo opportunities and its easy to walk around to get different vantage points. There are a lot of people (all the bus tours go there and the glacier walks/ice cave tours leave from there), however it's easy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon is one of the most amazing natural wonders of Iceland. The lagoon is full of icebergs of different sizes and colors that drift under a hanging bride to end in the ocean. There are seals and ducks swimming in the lagoon. From the top of the high point you can see the majestic Vatna Glacier (Vatnajökul)... More 

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