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Earlier I posted a picture from Breidárlon, a glacier lake by the glacier Vatnajökull, I you go a bit futher along road 1 you will come to the most famous glacier lake on Iceland; Jökulsárlon.
Here it is possible to actually come closer to the icebergs, by boat for example. However this particular picture is taken from the shoreline.

The weather was very "icelandic", with low clouds and mist. At Jökulsárlon it have been raining for a couple of days we were told, and therefore the icebergs and glacier had this intense blue tone.

The lake has grown very quickly, in the thirties there were no lake at all here.
Not only the global warming has caused this phenomenon, mostly it is the salt water form the sea that make the ice melt faster and faster.
The lake is about 5 square kilometres big and actually goes in under the glacier for 20 kilometres!
Several kind of fish can be found in the lake and you can have it for dinner in the small restaurant beside the parking lot.

This is a truly spectacular place, and if you are going to visit I strongly suggest you to not only be on the tourist side of the lake, go around it, explore it. It is pure magic.

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