Where To Stay Near Jökulsárlón

Magazine Where To Stay Near Jökulsárlón

The Jökulsárlón Lagoon, edging Vatnajökull National Park, is a spectacular glacial lagoon located in the southeast of Iceland about four hours east of Reykjavik. One of Iceland’s largest and most well-known glacial lakes, the lagoon is a natural work of art offering unparalleled beauty, earning its reputation as one of the Iceland’s most  treasured natural wonders.

Boat rides are offered during the summer months and you can find ample opportunities to hike around the perimeter year round. Curious seals are abundant, especially during the winter months where they gather in large numbers to find sanctuary and sustenance amongst the impressive icebergs. The lake is filled with all kinds of fish that drift in from the nearby sea, supporting an array of seabirds, particularly Arctic terns, which nest nearby to gather fish and krill.

When you visit the lagoon, you will discover all shapes and sizes of glacial blocks of ice, (broken off from the massive Vatnajökull glacier nearby) floating around in blue-green water; a striking color that comes from its mixture of saltwater and freshwater.  Each iceberg is its own unique work of art, stunningly sculpted and exoctically colored especially at dawn, sunrise or sunset when the light illuminates the icebergs. Depending on tidal currents and the wind, the icebergs eventually float out to sea or waves push them back towards the beach, where they lie scattered along the black sand shores like glistening gems. With an ever-changing landscape and constantly evolving scenery, the Jökulsárlón Lagoon is sure to offer an incredible experience every time you visit.

If you’re looking for a little rest and relaxation after your Jökulsárlón Lagoon adventure, we have a hotel recommendation courtesy of our Icelandair Hotel family. This first-class hotel is nearby and offer the signature natural beauty, stylish accommodations and excellent service that Iceland’s leading chain of quality hotels is known for

Hotel Vik - Elegant New Hotel in Vik in Myrdal!

Icelandair Hotel Vik is an elegant new hotel located in the village of Vik in Myrdalur Valley, a charming and tranquil village that is a delight to stroll around. Nestled under sandstone hills and embraced by magnificent natural surroundings, the view from each room is unique and spectacular whether facing the cliffs or the sea and the Reynisdrangar Pillars. Enjoy these fabulous views while dining at their top-rate restaurant, serving up a generous Icelandic à la carte menu that focuses on fresh, local ingredients.

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