Seeing Jökulsárlón Lagoon reminded me of a scene from The Mighty Ducks that has always remained etched in my mind, and it goes something like this:
Coach Bombay: I thought Iceland was covered with ice.
María: No, it’s very green!
Coach Bombay: I thought GREENLAND was green!
María: Greenland is covered with ice, and Iceland is very nice!
Maria is right. Iceland is definitely NOT covered in ice and is indeed lusciously green in Summer. In fact besides the glaciers themselves, this glacier river lagoon was the only place where we saw any ice at all in Iceland. Shaped like sculptures and coloured beautifully by their surroundings, literally hundreds and thousands of these icebergs adorn the lagoon.
Taking a ride on the amphibious vehicle is a must, allowing you to get up close and personal with these remarkable pieces of ice. Going in and amongst the field of icebergs is quite the majestic experience, not to mention a feast for the senses as you take in the deep blue aqua colours of the water and icebergs into the horizon.
It’s the sheer scale of this natural wonder, and everything else really in Iceland, that should have you reaching for the pen to add Iceland to your list of places worth visiting.