Vatnajökull Glacier

Vatnajökull is a huge glacier that also covers many volcanoes. If you’re driving around Iceland, you will have sight of it for a long time as it’s so huge. You can see small glimpses of it in many guises. Here is one of it’s “tongues” in Skaftafell National Park:

A very popular way to get close to it is to one of the famous boat trips on its lagoon, Jökulsárlón. Here you see icebergs that have broken off and are making their way out to sea. They are all different shapes and sizes. The larger ones are there for years. The icebergs can turn over, with their “fresh side” then showing a translucent blue colour.

The final place you can see bits of the glacier is over the road on the beach, where some of the icebergs get stranded before going out to sea. This is actually my favourite place to see them – where else can you see a black sandy beach with icebergs on it?


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