Where ice meets the ocean. Several glaciers spawned by the Vatnajokull
meet their end at Jokulsarlon. The glacial lagoon offers travelers an
opportunity to get intimate with the massive sheets of ice.
Glacial ice is extraordinary to experience. The iridescent pale blue color
seems almost unreal. A small piece is completely clear and void of air
bubbles. The immense pressure that creates glacial ice squeezes out any
trapped oxygen. Two members of our party took the opportunity to really
get intimate with the glaciers by swimming for a short moment among the
giants. Those crazy Americans!