Iceland E5 - markhumpage
The spectacular Jokulsarlon lagoon on the south east side of Iceland. Naturally created by the glacier meltwater from Vatnajokull, which is Europe's largest glacier. The lagoon is full of floating icebergs such as this which are constantly moving. Extremely dangerous too and quite common for them to topple over. As such nobody is allowed to moor up and walk on them. This place was the setting for the James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) film 'Die Another Day' in 2002. The lagoon was deliberately blocked off from the sea (which it connects) for 6 weeks in February in order to prevent salt water inflow (the lagoon is 50/50 salt/fresh water). The lagoon was then closed off for 2 weeks to allow the saltwater to sink thus leaving the freshwater on top to freeze. Once the lagoon was frozen filming commenced :-)

The spectacular Jokulsarlon lagoon on the south east side of Iceland. Naturally created by the glacier meltwater from Vatnajokull, which is Europe's largest glacier. The lagoon is full of floating icebergs such as this which are constantly moving. Extremely dangerous too and quite common for them to topple over. As such nobody is allowed to moor up and walk on them. This place was the setting for the James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) film 'Die Another Day' in 2002. The lagoon was deliberately blocked off from the sea (which it connects) for 6 weeks in February in order to prevent salt water inflow (the lagoon is 50/50 salt/fresh water). The lagoon was then closed off for 2 weeks to allow the saltwater to sink thus leaving the freshwater on top to freeze. Once the lagoon was frozen filming commenced :-)

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