Jökulsárlón (glacial river lagoon) is a large glacial lake on southeast coast of Iceland, aprox. 330 km from Reykjavik. The lagoon is close to the beautiful Skaftafell, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. When a part of glacier Vatnajökull called Breiðamerkurjökull started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean in 1948 the lake developed and since then the glacier has been retreating fast and the lake has actually doubled in size in the last 15 years.
From the glacier icebergs or large chunks of ice fall into to the lagoon frequently and float around until they melt or are small enough to be carried by the river running from the lagoon (under a bridge on the highway nr. 1) and towards sea. This makes a magnificent sight and a brilliant photo opportunity. Jökulsárlón is considered one of the natural wonders of Iceland and it´s definitely one of the country´s most romantic and magical place, especially during a bright summer night. Frequently seals can be seen on the coast swimming between icebergs or enjoying the sun on the beach.
In autumn each year ice caves begin to take shape and last throughout the winter. Caves can be found in several different locations on the south side of glacier Vatnajökull. These trips are somewhat temperature dependent as Ice-caves must be treated with the utmost respect in regards to the ceiling being supportive. These as well as other security factors are constantly evaluated by our specialized guide. Only available during winter.
Price for Ice Cave is 200 USD per. person (not included)
This is my favorite place to photograph! Many are drawn to Jökulsárlón beach in south-eastern Iceland, where icebergs of varying size, shape and color are washed ashore, having floated into the sea from the glacial lagoon.
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We reserve the right to alter the itinerary according to weather and road conditions. Cancellations must be made 12 hours prior to departure. No shows are fully charged.