JÖKULSÁRLÓN / FJALLSÁRLÓN

Much of the East Coast is dominated by Europe’s largest icecap, Vatnajökull which is up to 1,000m (3,300′) thick in parts. It is icy all year as opposed to much of Iceland which is green. Early settlers landed here, thus the name Iceland. Due to global warming it is projected that all of Iceland’s  glaciers will disappear by 2150.  I visited two iceberg filled lagoons between the sea and Breidamerkurjökull glacier. Jökulsárlón, 18 sq km, 250 m (820′)deep and over the bridge, the smaller, more intimate lagoon, Fjallsárlón. Small rubber boats get one very close to the face of the glacier. I liked it much better than its well known sibling. 

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