Jökulsárlón Lagoon


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.


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  1. Wow. Just wow. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen so much natural beauty in one place (yes I’ve been trawling through your other travel posts!). I’m planning on heading to Iceland in 2016 and I suppose a little forward planning can’t hurt! Thanks for sharing some of your holiday with us! x


  2. I am heading to Iceland in March cannot wait – any good clothing tips ? Thanks

    • Hey Carolyn! Apologies for the late reply. I haven’t been to Iceland in March, but if June (their Summer) was anything to go by, then it will be very cold. According to this website, the average temp range is -2 to +3 degrees celsius with a fair bit of rain – sounds pretty much like a typical Melbourne winter!

      I would definitely invest in some good thermals – merino wool is great as they are warm and thin at the same time so you can layer it under normal clothes. They also don’t smell after extended use! The wind can also be quite severe so definitely invest in a good parka with a hood. Down jackets are great for warmth but generally don’t work when wet so keep that in mind when shopping. Shopbop actually has a lot of fashionable options!


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