Jokulsarlon and more waterfalls
Yesterday was a very, very long day (15 hours). After touring around today, it was bedtime because today’s wake-up call was 4:30am. I’m flying to Helsinki, Finland as we speak.
Today was the coolest! If you only are in Iceland for one day go to Jokulsarlon (Glacier Lagoon) and skip the rest.
The Glacier Lagoon was formed by part of the Breidamerkurjokull Glacier breaking off and melting. It combines with the high tide from the ocean so the water is 50% fresh, 50% salt water. The ice from the glacier that is currently breaking off is about 1000 years old. I have no clue how they figure that out but somehow they know. The black stuff is mostly soil, rocks, and some volcanic ash from eruptions long ago.
This is the glacier itself- not as pretty because it looks all dirty. The biggest icecap in Europe is in the background- Vatnajokull. It covers about 10% of Iceland and has at least one active volcano underneath.
We got on a boat and wandered through all the icebergs. I saw this one and thought of Titanic. Apparently we came on a good day. Everyday the icebergs change, some days they are bigger/smaller, more/less. We came when there were tons of huge ones.
Some were very blue!
View from the top of the hill.
Okay, one more Glacier Lake picture then we will move on.
Glacier Lake was definitely the neatest thing I’ve seen in a long time. Highly recommended!!!
Before and after Glacier Lake we went on a waterfall finding spree.
Random waterfall on the side of the road.
Rainbow + Seljalandsfoss
Me under Seljalandsfoss. It is going to be much more exciting to have my cute niece and nephew in pictures instead of me in my Orioles sweatshirt 🙂
I’m now off to Finland to hitch a ride to St. Petersburg, Russia.