Jökulsárlón Sunset


Driving down the southern coast of Iceland, past the horse grasslands, past the volcano, past Vik, and past the alluvial plains, you’ll reach the Jökulsárlón Lagoon where the Vatnajökull glacier mass meets the sea.  As huge pieces break off the glacier and fall into the lagoon, they drift towards the narrow opening under the road bridge creating a massive log jam of moaning and creaking ice giants before washing out to sea.  Every few minutes a giant piece rolls over in a loud groan submerging the weathered side and exposing it’s glassy, turquoise underbelly, while sending seals and migrating birds in flight. If you make it there by 10pm as the summer sun begins to set, it’s a spectacular site.