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Glacier Lagoon

Glacier Lagoon

Locally called Jökulsárlón meaning 'glacial river lagoon', this is a large glacial lake on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park located at the head of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier. The lake formed as the glacier began receding from the edge of the Atlantic. It's now about 1.5 km away from the ocean's edge. Jökulsárlón
is believed to be the deepest lake in Iceland, at over 248 m and is considered
one of the natural wonders of Iceland.

You can see the lake from Route 1 between Skaftafell and Höfn. The icebergs in the lake really are a luminous blue colour.