This is now the deepest lake in Iceland, thanks to melting glaciers

October 5, 2015, 10:08 a.m.

This gorgeous but frigid scene is Jökulsárlón, perhaps the most famous lake in Iceland.

Located at the head of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, the lake first appeared only in 1934-1935. Since then, it has continued to grow at varying rates based on the speed of glacier melt. Only a handful of years ago, it became the deepest lake in Iceland at over 814 feet deep.

The floating icebergs that have calved from the glacier are a big tourist and photographer attraction, and a variety of companies offer tours. It hasn't just attracted the eye of sightseers, but also Hollywood scouts. The lake has been featured in four Hollywood films and a reality TV show.

For those eager to see an amazing spectacle of ice and water, this gorgeous lake should be at the top of the to-visit list.

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Jaymi Heimbuch is a writer and photographer at Mother Nature Network. Follow her on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.