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Amongst Titans - Fjallslón

Fjallslón, Iceland

15 minutes drive west of the famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is another smaller but as beautiful lagoon called Fjallslón. Named after the glacier that tumbles down the east side of Iceland's highest mountain, Öræfajökull.


Öræfajökull is probably Icelands most notorious volcano. In written history it has erupted twice, the first one being larger than Mt. Pinotubo eruption in 1991 turning large area around the mountain into a wasteland (Öræfi means wasteland in Icelandic).


These glacier lagoon freeze quite easily as the water is very cold to begin with. It does not take long spells of cold weather to form solid ice. However icebergs in lagoons are not as static as they might seem, as they can suddenly decide to roll or move. It was therefore a little scary to walk amongst them, you never know when the start to move. These icebergs where about 15m high.


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Taken on April 2, 2010