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From Reykjavik

Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon

In a country of unredible and otherworldly destinations Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is still truly unique and an unforgettable experience. Situated in the bosom of Europe's largest glacier Vatnajökull which covers around 8% of Iceland. The Glacial Lagoon has been forming steadily during the last 75 years as the glacier retreats further and further back. Today the lagoon is around 18 km2 and reaches a depth of roughly 250 m. The great icebergs breaking off the glacier into the lagoon and the surrounding mountains and glaciers form an awesome sight with Iceland's highest mountain the massive Öræfajökull volcano directly to the west and the black volcanic shoreline of the North Atlantic to the south.

Vatnajökulsþjóðgarður, the realm of Vatnajökull glacier, the largest glacier in Iceland, is the largest National Park in Iceland and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon presided over by the great Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier is by far the largest glacier lagoon, and one of the largest lakes, in Iceland. The average thickness of the ice caps here is almost 400 meters and special tours are available to do glacier hiking and to explore ice caves. The most popular tour to do is the amphibian boat tour and it is in fact one of the most popular day tours on The Ring Road. There is also The Diamond beach on the other side of the road which is a must stop when visiting here, it is a black sand beach littered with crystal clear glacier ice of various shapes and sizes. 

Jökulsárlón Glacier lagoon has also entered popular culture since it has been used in a few films, including two James Bond films, A view to a kill in 1985 and Die Another Day in 2002.

This is really a great place to visit anytime winter or summer. Be it in the Northern Lights or the Midnight Sun, The Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is a place like no other.