Turquoise Icebergs Dot Iceland's Black Sand Beach

If this isn't one of the most incredible places to photograph, we don't know what is! Photographers from all over the world flock to Jökulsárlón Beach in south-eastern Iceland to capture the beautiful icebergs that wash ashore. Floated into the sea from a nearby glacial lagoon, the turquoise colored icebergs are a stunning contrast against the black sand beach. While the ocean has melted some of the icebergs away, many of the ones that wash ashore have been beautifully sculptured by the wind and water, appearing like sparkling jewels in a vast desert.

As Orvar Atli Borgeirsson stated, "The beach below the popular and beautiful Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is strewn with small icebergs that float from the lagoon down the short Jökulsá á Breiðarmerkursandi. Although the river is quite powerful it does only bring small icebergs into the ocean.

"The contrast between the pitch black lava sand and the bright and blueish icebergs is very photogenic and fun to play with."

We love how, in most of these shots, photographers have used long exposure to create ghostly water trails.

Above photo credit: Sophie Carr


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