Five Photos a Day – Glancing at Europe – Day 7 Part 2 – Iceland – Jökulsárlón

Driving along Route 1, lava fields got a touch boring. By the time we reached Skaftafell, the temptation was to stop for the day, but I read something somewhere about a place called Jökulsárlón – apparently it was worth looking at. I didn’t see any pictures of it, however.  So, we drove the extra 50 kilometres and this is what we saw.

1. Jökulsárlón Apparently there is a problem with cars running into each other in peak holiday period, when people see the lagoon for the first time. I can see why.

Jökulsárlón 1
Jökulsárlón 1

2 – 4. Jökulsárlón – The floating icebergs, breaking off the glacier and floating into the ocean, provide a stunning view, no matter which way you look at them.

Jökulsárlón 2
Jökulsárlón 2
Jökulsárlón 3
Jökulsárlón 3
Jökulsárlón 4
Jökulsárlón 4
Jökulsárlón 5
Jökulsárlón 5

6. The Loneliest Petrol Station in the World. Then, on the way back, we saw this petrol station, with its abandoned shop. It still works as a petrol pump – virtually all petrol pumps in Iceland are automatic, requiring a chip card to use them. That way, people need not worry about running out of petrol.

Loneliest Petrol Station in the World
Loneliest Petrol Station in the World

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Five Photos a Day – Glancing at Europe – Day 7 Part 2 – Iceland – Jökulsárlón

    1. prestontowers says:

      The water is always calm there – the icebergs just float down towards the sea in a slow fashion until they get close to the sea. The impacts of climate change will be interesting on it – the lagoon itself has been in existence for 75 years.

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