Jökulsárlón just means lagoon glacier. Jökulsárlón was first discovered during the first the initial Breiamerkurjökull Iceland settlement. It is presumed that the Jökulsárlón had drifted twenty kilometers far north than when it was originally discovered. The island has cool temperature sometimes also referred to as the Little Ice Age. The island comprises of glaciers that stretch many miles from the coastal Jökulsá River to the Breiamerkursandur eastern sediments glacier that reach up to three hundred meters below the sea. The river glaciers stream sediments into the sea leaving an eroded deep basin.
During the warmer periods, the Breiamerkurjökull glacier quickly melts leaving behind an expensive lagoon with sorts of exposed moraines on either side of the bay. The pond is continuously developing with large ice blocks breaking off the glacier edge. The southern end of the Vatnajokull glacier borders the sea and visitors can take lovely trips to this Iceland’s prime glacial lagoon. Visitors get to enjoy the purity of air and light and coupled with the adjacent natural park, and visitors get to enjoy the most fascinating and stunning polar landscapes.
Mid-way between Iceland’s eastern fjords and Vatnajokull glacier visitors get to enjoy real marvels. Here the residents have embellished the lagoon’s icebergs in great black, white and blue colors. Visitors can take part in painting activities that are great sources of fun. During the summer visitors can also head out for lagoon day cruise aboard incredible amphibious means of transportation. Vatnajokull trips lead to the most exciting Jokulsarlon corners. It is a spectacular sight to view the seals as you glide through glaciers, waterfalls, and icebergs. This activity is best suited for September and May; presenting great fun, especially for family moments.
It is a great adventure to explore the ice caves. Ice caves are one the area’s most attractive geothermic curiosity. Their lucid walls are embellished in reflections of blue that hide plentiful of hot water wells. The caves are most interesting during the winter or at dusk when there is maximum horizontal light penetration. On the other side of the reef, you can take an excursion to the black sand beaches where you encounter incredible Jokulsarlon beached ice blocks and glaciers. You get astonished by the number of seals that inhabit its beach.
Besides the seals, you also get to witness extraordinary views of the great skuas and Arctic sterns. You can stroll along the lagoon’s eastern shore up to ATN Ajo Kull. However, you need to be careful of the frequent rock slides.
To the west of Jokulsarlon, there are some glaciers, the Fjallsarlon Breidarlon, and the Fjallsjökull feet mountain. It is more exciting taking hikes up the beaten paths that lead to the hills. You get to experience a high level of tranquility as you head up the mountain with the view of the blue lagoons waters below.
Jokulsarlon’s great exploration point is the Vatnajokull National Park. This park covers most of the Iceland country and is a real green oasis. In the park, you get to experience breathtaking views of the Iceland’s highest summit, the Oreafajokull. Ultimately, you can take the waterfalls road in Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss to discover some of the most exciting southern coast sights.
Jokulsarlon is truly a spectacular place to visit. However, one needs to be prepared well in advance in order to have an optimal experience.