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Glacial Lagoon

Glacial Logoon Boat Trip

Amphibian Boat in Glacial Lagoon

Svinafellsjokull Glacier

Today was a steady fog/mist/rain that is apparently common on the south coast. Due to all the moisture the plains and fields are a vivid green and even the areas covered with volcanic rubble are green with a heavy layer of moss. We took an amphibian boat ride in a glacial lagoon at the base of the Breidamerkurjokull glacier in Jokulsarlon. The icebergs break off the glacier then float and grind together in the deep blue waters of the lagoon. We then visited Vatnajokull National Park where there was a devastating flood in 1996 when an eruption of a volcano under the glacier sent thousands of tons of water down the mountain to the sea. Tonight we are in Vik (population 291) the most southern town in Iceland.

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