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Jökulsárlón

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One of the most spectacular sights of Iceland - Jökulsárlón will surely blow your mind. You should definitely take a boat ride on the lagoon!

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon is quite simply a sight to behold. As one of the most amazing and immense natural wonders of Iceland, it has quickly become one of the most visited attractions for both locals and travellers. The story of the lagoon began in 1934, when the nearby glacier started to retreat in the area. By 1956, the size of the lagoon had increased to 4.5 square kilometres, before almost doubling to 8 square kilometres in 1975; today, the size of the lagoon is thought to be around 25 square kilometres and is constantly increasing in size by about 5002 metres through glacial break offs. What's more, Jokulsarlon is in fact the deepest lake in Iceland, with a total depth of 260 metres in by the glacier edge.

Whether you are visiting to observe the epic mountain backdrops, the imposing icebergs or trying to catch a glimpse of the awe-inspiring Northern Lights, Jokulsarlon will be sure to inspire. There are several companies running tours of the lake and providing in-depth knowledge of the surrounding areas of natural beauty, with Zodiac Boat Tours being one of the more specialised to the ice lagoon. Other national tours companies, such as Iceland Excursions, will include Jokulsarlon in their guided tours.

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