Jökulsárlón icebergs gone!

A more traditional view of Jökulsárlón.

A more traditional view of Jökulsárlón. Photo: Stefan Schnettler

Visitors to Iceland’s famous Jökulsárlón earlier this week may have been surprised to see a slightly different view than they are used to or were expecting.

Strong easterly winds for three days in a row had blown the icebergs that usually float on the eastern side of the lagoon over to the west – away from the car park and traditional viewing points.

The area had seen easterly winds of over 25 mph for three days in a row, and the ‘disappearing icebergs’ is apparently not such a rare occurrence at Jökulsárlón. Luckily for visitors, the wind direction has now changed and the ice is beginning to flow back east again.

A berg-free Jökulsárlón on Monday.

A berg-free Jökulsárlón on Monday. Photo: Sigurður Bogi

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