Pack Your Bags: Iceland's Glacial Lagoon

I can't believe it's been six months since our trip to Iceland. That trip was one of the most surreal experiences. Going into it, I really didn't know what to expect. {Which maybe is the best way to experience things sometimes.} I had some sort of expectation that involved Vikings, IKEA & a day trip to the Blue Lagoon in my head. I may have also thought I would get to see penguins...which I soon learned is ridiculous. {Obviously, I didn't know much about Iceland before arriving.} While this discovery could have left me downtrodden, all it took was a day at the famous glacial lagoon Jokularson along Iceland's Southern Coast to fulfill all my iceberg fantasies.

Well, actually...I still dream of playing with penguins, but this day was a pretty awesome filler. Not only is the lagoon stunning, but you can book a boat tour through the glaciers and it... well, it's just stunning.

We were lucky to be there on a beaming day and the blue of the water and the ice was slightly unreal...We felt like we had stumbled upon one of the best kept secrets in the world...along with a really tasty donut & hot chocolate.

It made wearing ginormous life jackets totally worth it.

If you want to visit Jokulsarlon (which I highly recommend you doing), I'd pair it up with a day trip along Route 1 to visit Skaftafell National Park where you can hike to see the famous Svartifoss waterfall and see the Skaftafellsjokull Glacier along the ring road.

You can book a tour on the lagoon here, and I would make sure to do this in advance to insure your day out of Reykjavik isn't thwarted by the heartbreak of sold-out boats upon arrival. I hope you find yourself floating around this lagoon sometime in your's something that is not to be missed! For other posts on our trip to Iceland, click here.

*all images original to Aspiring Kennedy