Jökulsárlón: Iceland’s Glacier Lagoon

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Jökulsárlón, located in southeastern Iceland, is a 60 year old lagoon filled with giant drifting icebergs. More than 100 meters (300 feet) of ice breaks away from the tongue of the outlet glacier Breiðamerkurjökull, floats slowly towards the mouth of the lagoon, and eventually joins the Atlantic Ocean.

The ice lagoon is home to some spectacular views of Europe’s largest ice cap and is one of Iceland’s most visited places. Commercial boat tours began running daily starting just after the Jökulsárlón’s feature film debut in the 1985 James Bond movie A View To Kill.