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Ice in Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon at Record Level

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Ice in Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon is at a record level, according to Owen Hunt, a tourist guide who has visited the area regularly since 1984, Vísir reports. He says he has never seen as much ice coming into the lagoon at high tide as happened yesterday.

Tour guide Owen, has previously warned about the dangers involved when tourists ignore warning signs and attempt to go out on the ice in the lagoon, as Vísir reported on in February of last year.

 

From: //icelandreview.com

Follow in Justin Bieber’s footsteps in Iceland

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Justin Bieber’s new music video “I’ll Show You”, which was shot entirely in Iceland during his visit in September is getting rave reviews. When this is written it has been viewed almost five million times in less than 24 hours. Many commentators on Youtube, where the video is hosted, are blown away by Iceland’s landscape, with one asking “Places like this actually exist?l” and another “That’s one beautiful place I tell ya where is it?!”

The video was shot at numerous locations along the south coast, here we take you through the exact locations. Maybe you can follow in Bieber’s footsteps one day. See names of each place below and locations on the map.


Opening scene

Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon

Waterfall
Seljalandsfoss waterfall, 60 metres (200 ft) high, drops of the former coastline of Iceland, at the Eyjafjöll mountain range.

Running
On the plain in front of Seljalandsfoss in the Eyjafjöll mountain range.

Seljalandsfoss again

Yes, you can hike behind the waterfall.

Canyon again

Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon.

Bathing
In the ice cold Fjaðrá river (3-4 C/37.4-39.2 F)

On the beach
The magnificent volcanic black sands of Sólheimasandur beach, seen from Dyrhólaey peninsula.

Waterfall
Skógafoss waterfall, 60 m (200 ft) high and 25 m (82 ft) wide. Also located in the Eyjafjöll mountain range. It’s one of Iceland’s biggest waterfalls.

Skateboarding

1) On Iceland’s Ring Road (Route 1), Eyjaföll mountain range can be seen in the background.
2) On top of the remains of the crashed US Navy Douglas Dakota DC 3, which sits abandoned on the black sands of Sólheimasandur beach.

Rolling on moss

You can do that almost where ever you like in Iceland; usually only a few meters from the highway.

Running

On the grass plains between the former sea cliffs that are Eyjaföll, and the beach.

Icebergs
At Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon on the south coast. The lagoon is located below Vatnajökull glacier, Europe’s largest ice cap. The temperature in the lagoon is around 1 C (33.8 F)

From: icelandmag.visir.is

On our Jökulsárlón Tour we cover the musics video locations.

Jökulsárlón among World’s Must-See Sights

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Jökulsárlón, Iceland’s famous iceberg lagoon, has been named one of the world’s top must-see sights of all time in Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travelist, just published. In this first-of-its-kind list, Lonely Planet’s staff and writers have ranked the 500 best places to see on the planet.

Jökulsárlón, one of Iceland’s many natural wonders, ranks 60th on the list, making it one of the world’s highest-ranking sights. It beats globally recognized sights such as Vietnam’s picturesque Halong Bay, Mexico’s Chichén Itzá and Niagara Falls in Canada. The Travelist highlights places the experts at Lonely Planet believe every traveler must experience.

Jökulsárlón is not the only Icelandic landmark to make the list. According to Lonely Planet, whose staff has been guiding travelers on the road since 1973, eight of the world’s all-time best places to visit are in Iceland. These are: Jökulsárlón (#60), The Blue Lagoon (#93), Vatnajökull National Park (#145), Gullfoss (#176), Borgarfjörður Eystri and Seyðisfjörður (#211), Silfra (#250), Snæfellsnes (#351), and Geysir (#359).

At the top of the list are the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia.

 

From: //icelandreview.com