Jökulsárlón – Natural Art

Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is, quite possibly, the most beautiful place I have ever had the pleasure of exploring, so far, and I want to share the beauty with you.

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Inukshuk pointing the way

Standing in the brown dirt, over-looking the blue water with the black,  light blue and white icebergs, is an incredible experience. The sights, sounds and smells feel very special, and attack your senses. Even during our time there, fellow travel writer and photographer Vincent and I were already discussing heading back at different times of the year, to make some more images.

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Bad weather enhances the mood

Located on the South East of Iceland, Jökulsárlón is a large lagoon, naturally formed by the icebergs that break away from the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier and float into the Atlantic Ocean.

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Rind road bridge over the water

It is one of Iceland’s most popular destinations, not just for its beauty but it is also conveniently located next to the Icelandic Ring Road.

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Icebergs are all sizes

Icebergs, the large chunks of ice that have broken off the glacier, are floating around the lake, shrinking on their way to the Ocean. Some drift to the beach, and some just dissolve into the water.

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The colours are incredible

Every single visit will be different. The icebergs are always melting and so forming different shapes and patterns.

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Dark skies highlight the blues in the ice

The colours are phenomenal. The blues contrast with the blacks and whites. It is spectacular. If you are practising photography, Jökulsárlón should be near the top of your list of must visit destinations.

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We were pretty close

Time is best spent looking and enjoying the area before taking a picture. Far too much time can be used looking through the lens than enjoying the scene. If you enjoy first, then the image will come naturally. 

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The water is so clear, and pretty cold too.

Standing, feeling the chill coming across the lagoon, there is a lot to take in.

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The shapes that form are always different.

Every angle produces a different WOW point. Even the smallest blocks of ice started off as part of an incredible glacier on its journey to the ocean.

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The boat weaves in and out of the icebergs.

Boat trips are also available to get closer to the icebergs. Keep an eye out and you may see a seal or two like we did.

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Natural Art

Jökulsárlón silences people. It is so breath taking and awe inspiring, if ever there was a spot to sit and ponder the world for a few minutes, this is it.

If you are heading to Jökulsárlón, let me know how you got on, and don’t forget to share your images.

I do have other blogs to help with capturing Iceland, but if you need some help, fill out a comment or contact me. I am always happy to help and eager to head out with my camera.



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And remember to follow my journey 🙂

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Thanks for sharing Paul. We shall return to Iceland…

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