One of the main reasons I booked onto the two day Extreme Iceland Tour was to visit Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. After seeing stunning photos of the lagoon whilst researching our trip, I knew I had to see it in real life on this trip.
After a walk along Breiðamerkursandur beach, we turned inland towards the lagoon. As the first iceberg came into view, all I could think about was the intensity of the blue ice. It was unbelievable. And this was a solo iceberg on the outskirts of the lagoon. We hadn’t even reached the main bit yet.
Fact: The colour of the ice depends on how much air gets trapped between the ice crystals. When snow gets compressed into a glacier, more air gets squeezed out. This means more ice crystals form, making the ice appear a blue.
The further we walked into the lagoon, the more intense feels I started having. This place feels magical. After hiking up and down the snow covered hills, getting lot’s of different view perspectives, we reached a hill top. At this particular point we got a panoramic view of the whole lagoon. I wish I could have stayed there all day!