Photo Friday: Icelandic Icebergs

By Alexis

Glaciers at Jökulsárlón Iceland

Click the pic for full panorama effect!

Believe it or not, it’s actually getting pretty chilly in Thailand these days! I’ve been wearing a jacket on my walk to work every morning and we haven’t turned on our air conditioner in weeks. And in our home country, the US, a lot of our families were treated to a white Christmas (so jealous).

All of that is to say that I’m feeling like winter is really here now.

These chilly mornings and wintry holidays made me want to share a cold picture to fit the mood, which is why I’m sharing this photo of Jökulsárlón from our trip to Iceland last year.

Jökulsárlón (we think it’s pronounced yo-cool-SAR-lon) is a glacial lake in the southern part of Iceland filled with beautiful blue icebergs. It’s as far east as we made it on Iceland’s famous ring road and it was definitely worth the drive. You could hear the ice cracking and see them floating slowly, just inching their way across the lake.

At one point David even picked up a tiny piece of the glacier that had broken off (bonus photo below!) It’s not every day you get to say you held an iceberg!

Tiny piece of ice from Jökulsárlón in Iceland

The panorama picture up top doesn’t have much for scale, but trust me, the icebergs were big. If we weren’t so cold, I probably could have stayed there all day.

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