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Trip Report On the Tip of Your Tongue: Jökulsárlón

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For city people - ‘travelling’ is getting out of the concrete jungle to appreciate the gorgeous Mother Nature.

Of all the places that I have visited, the landscape of Iceland is definitely one of the most unforgettable – it is just so unique and incredibly diverse. The island has volcanoes, glacier, fjords, lava, and black sand beaches… You see a lot more and a lot more different from anywhere else in the world on just a small, small island on the Atlantic.

Welcome to visit here http://wp.me/p5Lw9a-c5 for full details :) and photos of my visit in Jökulsárlón

Jokulsarlon is located on the edge of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier – it is an ancient glacier on the Iceland and the warm period from the 1920s to 1965 caused the glacier to retreat rapidly, and that’s how the lagoon was formed and grew bigger and bigger. Large blocks of ice broke off from the glacier and they stayed within the lagoon as icebergs.

Only on the bus the view was quite something. It was summer and we were on shore, so it was not freezing cold although we were at the glacier. Jokulsarlon is not the biggest glacier in Europe (Although Iceland is the home of the biggest glacier in Europe) – but it is very well-known and a popular traveler’s spot. The package tour included a boat trip in the lagoon, and one by one we hopped on to the amphibious vehicles and headed out to the water!

It was a little bit crowded on the boat but we could still move around and take millions of photos of the unique and stunning view. More, the guide on the boat picked up a thousand-year old ice block from the lagoon and the everyone could taste it ~ :P But then, of course, it is pure water and practically tasteless. I bet it is one the most “ancient” food I have put in my mouth in my entire life.

One more thing, when we were taking photos around the glacier, one of the biggest iceberg collapsed. There was a deafening sound and the sight of it was spectacular!!

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