Jökulsárlón

This lagoon is fed by the massive Breiðamerkurjökull glacier coming off the gigantic Vatnajökull ice cap.

Icebergs which are trapped in the lagoon by the small outlet to the sea.

In winter the lagoon freezes over. The car chase in the James Bond film Die Another Day was filmed here.

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The lagoon is over 18 square kms in size
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People standing by the lagoon.
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It is growing in size as the glacier retreats due to warming global
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It is four times as large as it was in 1970 and growing at a faster rate
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The lagoon is fed by the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier from the gigantic Vatnajökull ice cap

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Other glaciers from the Vatnajökull ice cap can be seen in the distance
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But they don't feed into the lagoon
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The lagoon flows out to the sea through a narrow outlet, which makes it difficult for the icebergs to get through.

The bridge over the outlet is a part of the Route 1 ring road.

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The lagoon flows out to the sea through a narrow outlet.

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Frozen lake chase
Scene from the James Bond movie, Die Another Day.