We had two sleeping children in the backseat when we arrived at our day’s destination: the Jökulsárlón. Good thing, too, because there were words out of my mouth that I was glad the kids didn’t hear.
Brad took tons of gorgeous photos here, but as you might imagine, it is impossible to capture the feel and wonder of this place with photos. It is like nothing I have ever seen before. A seemingly endless supply of beautiful blue-tinged floating sculptures (if only there were endless…). I stood in awe for the longest time, trying to take it all in. Impossible.
What is this place, you might ask… well, it is a large glacial lagoon filled with icebergs. It started to form in the 1930s when a huge glacier (Breiðamerkurjökull) began to recede quite quickly from the ocean.
The kids woke up and we went exploring a bit. We discovered boat tours of the lagoon. We might have to do that the following morning…
What a place. More about it in upcoming posts….