Jökulsarlón Glacial Lake, Iceland
After driving the Golden Circle, we headed east to Jökulsarlón, the deepest and largest lagoon in Iceland, formed by melting water from the glacier. It's also the only one that feeds into the ocean so it has both fresh and salt water. We took a boat out on the water where we were able to learne about the lake, Iceland and even tasted some of the ice. Ice formations that have broken off from the glacier float on the water and make such a serene and beautiful scene.
One of the takeaways after visiting Jökulsarlón was learning about the impact global warming (yes, it's real!) is having on Iceland. The glacier is melting so fast, the lagoon didn't even exist 60 years ago. It's devastating to know that this beautiful natural wonder will soon be gone at this rate. Read more about this issue here.