Jökulsárlón - Iceland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member g300td
N 64° 02.875 W 016° 10.851
28W E 442343 N 7102887
Quick Description: Jökulsárlón is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park.
Location: Iceland
Date Posted: 3/26/2015 8:56:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMNK2X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tmob
Views: 3

Long Description:
"Situated at the head of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, it developed into a lake after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. The lake has grown since then at varying rates because of melting of the glaciers. It is now 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) away from the ocean's edge and covers an area of about 18 km2 (6.9 sq mi). It recently became the deepest lake in Iceland, at over 248 metres (814 ft), as glacial retreat extended its boundaries. The size of the lake has increased fourfold since the 1970s. It is considered as one of the natural wonders of Iceland.
The lake can be seen from Highway 1 between Höfn and Skaftafell. It appears as "a ghostly procession of luminous blue icebergs"."

Source: Wikipedia
Lake Type: Glacial lake

Coordinates location: Scenic lookout

Max. Length: 1,5 km

Max. Depth: 248m

Surface area: 18 km2

Parking / trail head: N 64° 02.892 W 016° 10.783

Website: [Web Link]

Max. Width: Not listed

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