09. Black Sand and Chunks of Ice
Iceland is a volcanic island in the North Atlantic. Because it is made of volcanic rock, it has many beaches that reflect the color of the rock from they are formed. Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon is formed with dotted black sand with chunks of Diamond-clear glacial ice. This glacier has been attached to the sea by Iceland’s shortest river. The lagoon is still growing and growing faster each year, as the glacier melts. The black sand of the beach is what remains of the volcanic rocks, pulverized under the immense weight of the glacier.