Saturday, June 28, 2008


Jökulsárlón is a glacial lagoon, where icebergs break from a glacier and hang around for a few months before making it to sea. Since it has a mix of salt- and freshwater (from the melting glacier) it does not freeze in winter. Except, apparently, when they temporarily shut down its outlet in order to freeze it for a James Bond film.

We took a trip in an amphibious boat that went around the lagoon for half an hour or so, and got to admire all the different shapes.

Bunch of tourists :)

That's ash from past volcanic eruptions, apparently

A bird pecking a mushroom

A left hand


Tilted mushroom

A narwhal chasing a pig

Zoidberg from Futurama, on the left

A glacial tongue

A nicely eroded mountain

A lot of the south coast is like this.. The melting glaciers erode everything in their paths

Close up of the glacier

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