Iceland and glaciers

Vatnajökull is the biggest iceberg that covers 8% surface of Iceland. On the edge of iceberg, there are approximately 20 outlet glaciers and each has its own name. Glacier lagoons or glacier bays arise on a places where the iceberg is melting and massive pieces are detached, The detached pieces then float free in lagoons. There is a possibility to take various trips on boat. We choose bay named Fjallsárlón which is smaller than Jökulsárlón and also less visited. The boat trip is better to book through the internet in advance. Sympathetic staff will help you to take on special, not very tempting suits and will provide you with lots of information about their job, icebergs and their melting. The trip took approximately an hour and it was a quite experience for us.

Fjallsárlón Glacial Lagoon – way to the boat in special overall
Fjallsárlón Glacial Lagoon- view from a boat
Fjallsárlón Glacial Lagoon – glacier
Fjallsárlón Glacial Lagoon – breakaway pieces of ice in the water
View of the Jökulsárlón glacier bay
View of the Jökulsárlón glacier bay
Sunset over the Jökulsárlón bay
Place where the water flows into the ocean
Hoffellsjökull glacier bay

Svinafell is a tourist center situated near the iceberg Vatnajökull. It is a place where every trip on iceberg starts. You can choose different alternatives, from short walks to hikes that takes hours – the fastidiousness depends on your choice and financial possibilities. The rapidity of melting of Iceland icebergs is causing that the area where you can step by your feet now, will become another iceberg bay in probably 5 years from now. Till it happens, you and a small group of people with guide have a chance to see the iceberg from a short distance, get a lot of information about it and even try how it tastes.

Svínafellsjökull glacier – walk on the glacier

Svínafellsjökull glacier – walk on the glacier
Svínafellsjökull glacier – Guide digging up the clean ice for a tasting
Svínafellsjökull glacier – glacial crater

 

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