The American TV program ‘Good Morning America’ was broadcast live from Jökulsárlón lagoon in southeast Iceland yesterday.
According to RÚV, ‘Good Morning America’ has included the icecaps of the North and South Poles in their selection of ‘the seven new wonders of the world’ and needed footage of ice.
As Jökulsárlón is a lagoon filled with icebergs, it was seen as a convenient place to get shots of glacial ice. Yesterday’s program had live shots from Antarctica and pictures of the polar ice caps, which were fronted from Iceland.
ABC reporter Sam Champion told RÚV that it is unusual for ‘Good Morning America’ to be shot so far away from home and even more unusual for Americans to see “such an amazing landscape.”
Champion said he had never expected that he would get the chance to report from a glacier in the middle of an ice-filled lagoon.
It is estimated that 4 million viewers in the US watched the program. A crew of 30 people came to Iceland to organize the live broadcast.