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Iceland Day 5 - Skaftafell, Jökulsárlón and Stafafell

Added: July 30, 2008

Tags: Iceland glacier lagoon mountains photos
Finally I am able to publish about the 5th day in Iceland. Actually, photos were ready before our Norway trip, but I did not have time to select them.

Wednesday 18th of June is even better weather than last day. It is sunny, but with much better visibility. Our planned mileage is smaller today, but there is paid attraction with possibility of many people in queue.

Morning

More photos from Skaftafell

These photos are from southern part of Skaftafell, all taken from Ring Road. Mountains were so beautiful it was impossible to keep driving without stop.

Icecap is Vatnajökull.

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Jökulsárlón

We looked forward for Jökulsárlón for several months. Since beginning we knew we need to absolve boat trip. It is not cheap, but where else to see something similar?

It is lagoon created from melting glacier. Icebergs are slowly floating in the lagoon and eventually reach ocean. Lagoon never freezes (unless director of James Bond movies decides otherwise :-) ) because it contains salty water.

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Some pieces do not look nice at all! Somebody should clean them :-)
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Source of floating icebergs is that glacier.
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Not all pieces of ice are white and opaque. There are also nice transparent ones.
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Tourists ride lagoon in these funny things.
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Life guards having fun while waiting for tourists.
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Reynivellir and Steinafjall

Only a few kilometers from Jökulsárlón is nice place with village Reynivellir below mountain Steinafjall. It is beautiful place but I don't have more information about it.

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Number of comments: 1
Jeff
June 14, 2011 at 05:31am
Thanks for these posts, I'm visiting Iceland for 7 days in August and in the process of figuring out what I want to do in that time... love the photos.

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