I was very excited to visit Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. In fact it was one of the main reasons I booked onto this particular tour. Having seen all sorts of beautiful pictures of the lagoon whilst researching our trip, there’s no way I could miss this.
After spending the first part of the morning wandering the black sand beach, we walked 5 minutes inland towards the glacier lagoon, where the big chunks of iceberg on the beach originally came from. As soon as the first iceberg came into view, all I could think about was how amazing it looked, and how the ice was such an intense blue.
Fun fact for you – the colour of the ice is determined by how much air is trapped in between the ice crystals. When snow gets compressed into a glacier, more air gets squeezed out, and more ice crystals form, making it appear a blue.