Iceland ice lagoon filling up as glacier retreats

jokulsarlonJokulsarlon, Iceland’s famous ice lagoon is nearly full. The lagoon is fed by ice breaking off the Vatnajokull Glacier which is the biggest in Europe.

One of Vatnajokull’s glacial tongues which directly feeds the lagoon, Breidamerkurjokull, has been in fast retreat recently and Jokulsarlon is now very nearly full up as a result of the ice breaking away, RUV.is reports.

It was Omar Ragnarsson, enthusiastic amateur pilot, environmental campaigner, national celebrity and former RUV journalist who brought the news to light. He says he noticed a massive difference in the appearance of the ice lagoon from above when flying over several days ago.

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