Innsjøer in Knappavellir

Jökulsárlón

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Jökulsárlón er den største, og kanskje den mest kjente, bresjøen på Island. Den ligger ved sørenden av isbreen Vatnajökull mellom Skaftafell nasjonalpark og Höfn. Sjøen oppstod først i 1934–1935 og vokste fra 7,9 km² i 1975 til minst 18 km² i dag på grunn av kraftig smelting av isbreen. Med en dybde på om lag 200 meter er Jökulsárlón nå trolig den nest dypeste innsjøen på Island.

Jökulsárlón ligger helt ved kysten og erosjon fra isbreen og elven som renner ut fra innsjøen vil trolig gjøre den om til en vik eller fjord en gang i fremtiden. Det er planer om å hindre dette siden den eneste veien i området går over et smalt eide mellom innsjøen og havet.

Innsjøen ligger like ved Hringvegur, den islandske ringvegen, og busser har rute mellom Höfn og Reykjavík og stopper vanligvis her. Innsjøen er fylt med isfjell, som har kalva fra breen Breiðamerkurjökull.

Nær Jökulsárlón ligger det to andre bresjøer, Fjallsárlón og Breiðárlón.

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Flere filmer har scenar fra Jökulsárlón, inkludert Beowulf og Grendel, Tomb Raider, Die Another Day, Batman Begins og Med døden i sikte.

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Filmsquare
29 June 2013

Jökulsárlón was the location used for filming of the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish Vs Jaguar XKR car chase sequence in Die Another Day (2002). Filming required 30cm thick ice and lasted 3 weeks.

David Adams
9 July 2012

Make sure you walk out to the ocean to catch the washed up icebergs. You might see seals there too.

Mona Wu
24 March 2014

Go around sunset to catch the beautiful reflection off the lagoon. Also a popular spot to watch the northern lights (conditions permitting)

Dirty D.is.ko
22 March 2013

great spot to watch The Northern Lights. During the day walk along the south coast.

Jen
20 March 2013

Gorgeous location and excellent photo spot!

Michee Lee
23 October 2012

Major Hollywood movies have been filmed here: two James bond films including "a view to kill" and "die another day", tomb raider and batman begins :)

Teemu H
30 June 2012

You´ll see lots of icebergs and maybe seals in the lake.

Jaap Peters
22 August 2011

THE best adventure you can do, even when it's rains.

sat p
19 June 2011

Also check out the beach in the other side of highway 1. The black sand and large blocks of ice on the shore are beautiful.

Filmsquare
4 June 2013

Shortly after evading russian soldiers and a helicopter, James Bond is warmly invited into an iceberg-shaped boat using a Union Flag signal on this glacial lake in A View to a Kill (1985).

littlegingerkid
1 December 2011

Say hello to the seals for me :-)

Alex Houlton
9 August 2013

This is an amazing place. If you can get there, go. You won't be disappointed. Only iceberg lake in Europe!

Nansky G.
1 July 2012

Awesome place. Take a nota trip to gente closer to the glaciers.

Gonzalo Arenas
5 March 2016

Mostly frozen beginning of March. But good fun to do some seal-watching!

Karin Gattringer
5 March 2016

No swimming icebergs in winter. But come here to see the sunset, while watching the seals playing in the water from a few meters away.

Felix Berger
8 December 2015

Definately a place to visit

Markus B
22 October 2015

Take the Zodiac tour. Less people, you will get much closer to the glacier and the ice and it's just so much fun! Not cheap but worth it. Much better than the standard amphibious boat tours.

katja ponka
4 August 2015

Take Zodiak tour and BOOK it!

Daria Kharchenko
5 February 2014

Не забудьте себя ущипнуть, иначе будеие думать, что это все вам приснилось :)

Jan Brezina
11 July 2013

Jedno z nejkrasnejsich mist Islandu

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