Feature: Jökulsárlón Film Credits

Jökulsárlón is a natural film set, and a popular backdrop for commercials. It starred briefly in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), pretending to be Siberia – the amphibious tourist-carrying boats were even painted grey and used as Russian ships. You might also have seen it in Batman Begins (2005), or the James Bond film Die Another Day (2002), for which the lagoon was specially frozen and six Aston Martins were destroyed on the ice.

Feature: Nesting Birds

In June and July, the area close to the car park at Jökulsárlón is a popular nesting site for Arctic terns – and these are territorial birds! They may give you some grief – but as the sign from the national park says, 'The Arctic tern flew 19,000km to nest and lay its eggs here. It took over one and a half months. Be considerate and give the birds space.'