March 2, 2016 Kelsey

The Glacier Lagoon

One of my favourite places that we can take you to by Helicopter is the Glacier Lagoon, or Jökulsárlón. It is a large glacial lake in Southeast Iceland that lays directly on the edge of the biggest glacier in Iceland, Vatnajökull. The Glacier Lagoon is known as one of the natural wonders of Iceland, often filled with bright blue icebergs and seals happily lazing on the shore. This lake developed 60 years ago and is now the deepest lake in Iceland at 248 metres.

The most impressive part of this natural phenomenon in my opinion is that it is right off of Route 1 if you are travelling by car, and, if you are travelling by helicopter you can overfly the beautiful shore line and view aerially how this lagoon joins land and sea together.

My personal visit to the Glacier Lagoon included both a beautiful sunset over clear, calm waters. And a stormy morning where I was greeted with playful seal pups and fast moving icebergs.

This is a place you can return to a thousand times and it will never look the same as the last.

 

Kelsey's sunrise Glacier lagoon Kelsey Glacier Lagoon

 

By: Kelsey  Heide

 

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