Friday, December 23, 2016

The Beautiful Glacier Lagoon in Iceland

The Glacier Lagoon

I recently traveled to Iceland and had to share some photos of this beautiful country. It is only a 5 hour flight from Boston, Ma. 

This lagoon in Iceland is a recent one as a result of a warming climate. The surface is at sea level and sea water flows into the lagoon at high tide. You can see that in the photo of the bridge.

Huge blocks of ice constantly break off the glacier, Breiðamerkurjökull, and large icebergs float on the lagoon. 

The lagoon is not very wide but it is up to 250 meters deep which makes it the deepest lake in Iceland. Breiðamerkurjökull is an outlet of the Vatnajökull glacier itself.

We were there at this glacier lagoon on a cloudy day in December so you can see the blue color tone to the glaciers. 

The ice tastes so clean so if you go it's a must to eat a chunk of it. Our tour guide took a chunk of it back to the hotel and we had it in drinks that evening. The ice from the glacier took much longer to melt that normal ice.

If you go to Iceland in the summertime you can take a boat tour in this glacier lagoon area. If you go in the wintertime be prepared with layered clothing and rain gear. 

Have you been to Iceland? It's become quite the tourist spot!


  1. Very cool pictures, Lisa! It looks pretty cold! I bet you had a blast!

  2. Thanks Brenda, I sure did. I need to update with more photos from Iceland soon. Thanks for coming by!