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Jökulsárlón, glacial lake, Iceland

Jökulsárlón, glacial lake, Iceland

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Uploaded 18 Sep 2014 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2014 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Jökulsárlón (literally "glacial river lagoon") is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. Situated at the head of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, it developed into a lake after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. The lake has grown since then at varying rates because of melting of the glaciers. It is now 1.5 kilometres away from the ocean's edge and covers an area of about 18 km2. It recently became the deepest lake ...
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