Going to the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and beach was one of the highlights of our trip! This was definitely one of the prettiest places we saw.
The ice on the shore was so clear.
I think it is definitely prettier here in the winter, but the only thing that would have been better about being here in the summer would have been being able to kayak out in the lagoon amongst the huge ice chunks. If they had offered it in the winter we for sure would have done it!
The icebergs were so blue and with the mountains behind it, the only thing that could have made it more spectacular would have been if the sun came out a little!
Bundled up eskimo Amy!
The first time I went to attempt this picture, I bent down and sat on the ice only to completely slide across it, go off the edge, and end up on the ground! It was way more slippery than I thought it would be. It took some effort to balance on this spot of the ice and not slide off, in order to get the picture.
We then headed over to the beach area. THANK GOODNESS the sun came out a little bit, and we got what I think are some of our best pictures in Iceland.
The waves coming in looked powerful. Between what had to have been insanely cold water and all the super large chunks of sharp ice, I would not have wanted to get anywhere close to that water!
I really loved the contrast between the black sand on the beach, the pieces of ice that were completely clear, and the other pieces that were blue.
A much safer pose with the ice!
Our awesome bus driver took our picture. The evening before it was snowing very hard, we were in white out conditions, and the wind was blowing so hard that it was blowing the bus around and even slightly tipping us. The fact that she kept us safe through all of that basically made her my hero! The next day when it was daylight we drove across those same roads from the night before and we realized just how treacherous the area had been that she was driving over. We had been going over tiny bridges that were above stretches of half frozen glacier water…
I loved this place and wished we could have stayed even longer. This was the only stop that Jeb and were technically late getting back to the bus. Didn’t matter at all because everyone else was ALWAYS late. And when we were late we were 3 minutes late, versus the time a whole group was 25 minutes late…
I think a lot of people don’t make it here on their Icelandic vacations because it is so far from the city, but it was definitely worth it.
If I had to list my top 3 places in Iceland that we went to it would have been here, the ice cave, and the glacier that we walked on.