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Streaked iceberg  

Streaked iceberg

Floating amongst the icebergs

August 19th 2008
We began our trip today with a visit to Jokulsarlon Lagoon where we took a boat out amongst the blu-veined icebergs. Before 1950, the course of the Glacial River, Jokulsa, was about 1½ km long and the lagoon did not exist. Since then the glacier tongue has retreated and the lagoon is constantly growing in size. The average flow of the river is 250-300 m³/sec., and large chunks of ice break off t ... read more
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