Jökulsárlón - Wow!

Sunday, April 14, 2013
Höfn, East, Iceland
I wanted to post the photos I took this morning of Jokulsarlon, the lagoon, since this was one of the reasons I came to this area. The sun wasn't out, but I had it to myself, and it was beautiful. 

According to Wikipedia:

Jökulsárlón (literally "glacial river lagoon") is a large glacial lagoon in southeast Iceland, on the borders of Vatnajökull National Park . Situated at the head of Breiðamerkurjökull, it evolved into a lagoon after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. The lake has grown since then at varying rates because of melting of the Icelandic glaciers. The lagoon now stands 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) away from the ocean's edge and covers an area of about 18 km2 (6.9 sq mi). It recently became the deepest lake in Iceland at over 248 metres (814 ft) depth as glacial retreat extended its boundaries.[1] The size of the lagoon has increased fourfold since the 1970s.[2][3][4][5] It is considered as one of the natural wonders of Iceland.

Here are some of the pics I took. These are not doctored up in any way. Enjoy!




those icicles reminds me of el calafete in Argentina

aunt sandy

I think you should do a gallery wall in your house of all your travel photos...these are just great...Iceland looks amazing be safe on the rest of your travels

Pat Budz

Jamie, This looks better than a Natl. Geo. photo shoot. Wow. What wonders!


Thanks, Pat! I wasn't sure how they were turning out. It was so windy and kind of cloudy that I just kept snapping and hoping for the best. :)