Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, one of the stops on our road trip, is about 60 km east of Skaftafell National Park and almost 400 km from Reykjavik, and is at the base of the Vatnajokull glacier.

The outlet glacier of Vatnajokull is  Breidamerkurjokull, which is  Europes biggest glacier.

Large portions of the Breidamerkurjokull glacier crumble and break off, creating large icebergs that tumble down the steep mountainside of the glacier into the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. This is a constant process with the icebergs melting away as they float in the lagoon, or are carried to the sea by the glacial river.

I’ve seen the lagoon in movies, it was featured in the movies James Bonds Die Another Day and Lara Crofts Tomb Raider.

It was somewhat foggy/hazy on the day we were there; Breidamerkurjokull glacier was a bit obscured, but my breath was taken away when I saw the sheer magnitude of the icebergs in the lagoon. Looking at the brilliant white and stunning blue icebergs, I was thinking  yes, I have arrived in the land of ice.

~~Click once on image for a larger view, click a 2nd time to enlarge a bit more~~

©2010 Adriana Durian Photography

©2010 Adriana Durian Photography

©2010 Adriana Durian Photography

©2010 Adriana Durian Photography

©2010 Adriana Durian Photography

©2010 Adriana Durian Photography

©2010 Adriana Durian Photography

©2010 Adriana Durian Photography

©2010 Adriana Durian Photography

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