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Sunset Over Jokulsarlon Lagoon
Iceland

Jökulsárlón

Jökulsárlón (Icelandic pronunciation: ['jœ?k?ls?aur?loun?] ( listen); 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 (0.93 mi) away from the ocean's edge and covers an area of about 18 km2 (6.9 sq mi). It recently became the deepest lake in Iceland, at over 248 metres (814 ft), as glacial retreat extended its boundaries.The size of the lake has increased fourfold since the 1970s. It is considered as one of the natural wonders of Iceland.

The lake can be seen from Route 1 between Höfn and Skaftafell. It appears as "a ghostly procession of luminous blue icebergs".
Jökulsárlón has been a setting for four Hollywood movies: A View to a Kill, Die Another Day, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Batman Begins, as well as the "reality TV" series Amazing Race. In 1991 Iceland issued a postage stamp, with a face value of 26 kronur, depicting Jökulsárlón.
The tongue of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier is a major attraction for tourists.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jökulsárlón

photo: Zeiss Batis 18mm
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Copyright: Flavio Di Mattia
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 12000x6000
Taken: 02/01/2017
Uploaded: 22/01/2017
Updated: 03/02/2017
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Tags: ice; iceberg; cold; winter; sunset; lagoon; water; clouds; nature; wilderness; exterior; river
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