After a few minutes, it’s time for our boat trip on the lagoon! These boats are far from ordinary, as they are able to drive on a small distance on land and surf on the water. Here, our cruise really begins. We slowly make our way between these huge blocks of ice floating in the lagoon after being detached from the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull. The colors are amazing and vary in many shades of blue, turquoise and white. This is a truly unique experience and I’m so busy admiring these amazing ice formations that I almost forgot to take out my camera! Along our cruise, we learn that the lagoon was the scene of two of James Bond movies, “A View to a Kill” and “Die Another Day” as well as a Batman movie “Batman Begins” and last but not least “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.”
After about one hour cruising on the lagoon, we go back on dry land and eat something in nearby cafeteria. We then leave this mystical place at the end of the day, with wonderful memories in mind! Despite a very changeable weather, this visit of the largest glacial lake in Iceland was magical. Difficult to describe how one may feel at the sight of those bluish-whitish blocks of ice and blackish sand beaches… You have to see it with your own eyes! Unfortunately we did not see any seals (it seems they are often swimming in the lagoon). A place of breathtaking beauty and a easy day trip from Reykjavik. Not to be missed!