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Canadian Tourist Swims in Iceland Glacial Lagoon

A tourist from Canada swam among icebergs and seals in Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, a popular travel destination in Southeast Iceland, for a few minutes yesterday. The weather was chilly and the warmly dressed tourists by the lagoon were visibly stunned by the act.

jokulsarlon_psJökulsárlón. Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

Eyewitnesses told Fréttablaðið that the woman hadn’t even shivered when she resurfaced. She claimed that she is experienced and that she loves the cold.

While the woman was swimming, the lagoon’s floating icebergs were on the move, but that didn’t seem to bother her.

In May, tourists from the U.S. were trapped on a floating piece of ice in Fjallsárlón, a different glacial lagoon near Jökulsárlón.

They had set up tables and chairs on the ice floe and were preparing to have dinner when it floated away from the shore and they had to call the emergency services for help.

Related:

20.05.2013 | Tourists Rescued after Dining Out on Iceberg

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