Iceland: Jökulsárlón

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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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What a place.  More about it in upcoming posts….

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