Jökulsárlón (glacial river lagoon) is considered one of the natural wonders of Iceland. It has grown significantly since the 1970s, from an area of 8 km2 (3.1 sq mi) to approximately 18 km2 (6.9 sq mi) due to rising temperatures and the melting of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, which it sits at the head of. Huge blocks of ice are constantly breaking off from the glacier, the resulting icebergs float on the lagoon and some out into the Atlantic Ocean, at high tide. It's now the deepest lake in Iceland, being approximately 250m (820ft) deep.

The lagoon is 230 miles east of Rekjavik, can be seen from Highway 1 and is between Skaftafell and Höfn (you can imagine the feeling of excitement when this comes into view, while driving along the Highway).

Not surprisingly with Jökulsárlón having such dramatic scenery, four Hollywood movies have used it as a setting, A View to a Kill (1985), Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), Die Another Day (2002) and Batman Begins (2005).

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