Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Equipment Info
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D610
State/Province/Region
OT
Country
IS
Nearest Area
Vatnajökull National Park
Town
Hali
Brief Directions

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is located in southern Iceland, 240 miles (370 km) from Reykjavik, outside Vatnajökull National Park, just off the two-lane ring road that goes all around the island.

Notes

I was fascinated by the iceberg's lizard-like shape and deep blue stripes. In winter there are only 6-8 hours between sunrise and sunset, and because the sun never gets very high in the sky, the “golden hours” seem to last longer than they do elsewhere. Our workshop days began with a leisurely 8 AM breakfast, after which we drove to our sunrise locations. The weather was mostly cloudy, so we had good light almost all day long. After a stop for lunch we continued to our sunset location and then returned to our hotel for dinner. It was an alternately exciting and relaxing experience.

Description

Icebergs calve off the enormous Vatnajökull glacier linger in the lagoon, slowly melting until they are small enough to pass through a barrier and float out to sea. The tide washes many of them ashore onto the black sand “Ice Beach”, yet another dramatic photo site only a five-minute drive away. The lagoon has a large parking lot, a coffee shop and is open year round. There is no entrance fee.

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Date Added
March 13, 2016
Date Taken
March 13, 2016