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Police Guided Tourists Away From Glacial Lake

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Police Guided Tourists Away From Glacial Lake

Jökulsárlón

Photo: Uwe Lexow.

Members of the police were dispatched to Jökulsárlón earlier today after a number of tourists had begun traversing the frozen lake. RÚV reports.

Dozens of people had walked on the ice, as it lay up against the shore, and took pictures. Among them was a bridal couple in their wedding garments. Some had walked far into the ice.

Tour guide Ragnar Unnarsson noticed the group of people and asked the nearby staff to call the police, who arrived 10-15 minutes later. They called out to the people and asked them to come back to shore, which they did.

Jökulsárlón is a glacial lake in southeast Iceland. It was formed nearly a century ago after nearby Breiðamerkjurjökull glacier began to melt. It recently became Iceland‘s deepest lake and has been a setting for a number of famous Hollywood films, such as Die Another Day and Batman Begins.

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