Crystal Beach

The beached icebergs at Jökulsárlón Strandur on Iceland are the remnants of the Vatnajökull ice cap and its southern glacier lobe Breiðamerkurjökull, which ends in the proglacial lake of Jökulsárlón.

At low tide, the remnants of these icebergs beach on the black lava sand. The scenery is reminiscent of a bone yard of crystal debris. This iceberg excels with a spectacular hole through which the distant volcanoes can be seen. For a few hours this beautiful iceberg of 1.5 m (5 ft) height rested on the beach in midsummer at dusk around midnight, before it was destroyed forever by the Atlantic surf.

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