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Glaciers and Icebergs

At times like this, I wish I had more superlatives in my vocabulary…  I was literally AWE-struck!

Jökulsárlón – literally meaning “glacial river lagoon” – and if the sight of the icebergs floating by wasn’t extraordinary enough, the icebergs in Jökulsárlón are composed of ice that is over 1,000 years old!

Jökulsárlón first started forming in 1934, when the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier started retreating, leaving the lagoon in its path.

…and looking carefully, one can see a seal toward the bottom right of the next photo…

Diamond Beach is a strip of black sand on the greater Breiðamerkursandur glacial plain, so called for the 'diamonds' (chunks of ice) that are scattered across the beach... ...and across this bridge is one of the most magical of all sights...  http://luxuriousnomad.com/glaciers-and-icebergs/ ~ Bella
Höfn í Hornafirði is a relatively new settlement, with people first living there in the early 1800s.  It only became a city in 1988 - but a city with only 2,200 residents. It's amazing how many cyclists I saw... especially when you consider that one can drive for hours and…

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