The Glacier Lagoon

Jokulsarlon is Iceland’s most famous glacier lagoon, conveniently located in the southeast of Iceland, on the ring road, so you can’t miss it while driving by.

As a glacier lagoon, Jokulsarlon is a lake that is filled with the meltwater from an outlet glacier from Europe’s largest ice cap, Vatnajokull glacier.

It stands out, however, due to the fact that it also fills with icebergs breaking from the glacier, some of which tower several stories high.

These icebergs, other than their scale, are notable for their colouration. Although they are, as expected, largely white, most are also dyed electric blue in part, with black streaks of ash from eruptions centuries past.