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jokulsarlon.jpgJökulsárlón (Icel. Glacial Lagoon) on Breiðamerkursandur is a natural wonder, where huge icebergs float on the lagoon. The lagoon started to form around 1934 and is now around 200 meters deep by the edge of the glacier. There is a fjord underneath the glacier where the lagoon is even deeper. Being a truly unique place, the glacier lagoon is one of the most visited destinations in Iceland.

In the summertime there are guided boat trips among the icebergs that nobodyshould miss! They are suitable for the whole family and take around 30-40 minutes. Great for photographing and viewing wildlife, as birdlife is rich and seals a common sight. There is a small café by the lagoon offering some souvenirs and refreshments. It is ideal to relax inthere and have some traditional refreshments as a their delicious seafood soup or freshly baked waffle with whipped cream.Jökulsárlón in easily accessible, only 200 meters from the highway #1.

It is located 60 kilometers east of Skaftafell National Park, and 80 kilometers south of Höfn in Hornafjordur.

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logoWould you like to drive a snowmobile on Europe´s largest glacier, sail among icebergs or explore our black sand dunes on ATV´s? How about viewing the magnificent Northern lights on a cold winter night? Vatnajökull Travel offers exciting tours around the region, all year long.  We plan our clients' trips, and acquire whichever service that is needed to make the tour as enjoyable as possible.

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The Vatnajökull region is easy to reach all year long! Eagle Air makes frequent flight between Höfn and Reykjavík and daily busses run daily from Reykjavík and Akureyri during the summer months.

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