Photographer's Note

You were asking about the size of the iceberg in Jökulsárlón glacial lake - from a kayak (my 2 previous post). I decided to post 2 pictures (see also workshop) to give you the flavor of the size.

Looking at the picture we may have been crazy to be there as the iceberg are always in motion.

Jökulsárlón is the best known and the largest of a number of glacial lakes in Iceland. It is situated at the south end of the glacier Vatnajökull between Skaftafell National Park and Höfn. Appearing first only in 1934-1935, the lake grew from 7.9 km˛ in 1975 to at least 18 km˛ today because of heavy melting of the Icelandic glaciers. Approaching a depth of 200 m, Jökulsárlón is now probably the second deepest lake in Iceland after Askja caldera

Jökulsárlón is separated from the sea by only a short distance, and the combined action of the glacier, the river that empties from the lake, and the ocean may eventually transform it into an inlet of the sea.

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