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Taking Adventurous Selfies: American tourist risked his life for the perfect selfie

A tourist from the US strolled along drifting ice floes, risking his life for a great selfie in the Jokulsarlon Lagoon in Iceland.

According to the tourist guide, the man went a long way along the ice floes, which moved quickly and photographed himself during the walk. If the extreme tourist had failed, it would not have been possible to save him. The eyewitnesses of the incident called the walk of the American “a horrifying spectacle”.

Adventurous Selfies

When the man returned after a life-threatening photo session, passers-by applauded him. At first, the thrill-seeker introduced himself as a Canadian scientist and told that he was studying icebergs. Later, the man admitted that he was an American and said that he was used to walk on drifting ice floes.

In the area of the Jokulsarlon Lagoon, it is forbidden to go out on the ice, and the signs, installed there, warn about it.

The witnesses of the incident called the police, but the tourist managed to leave before the arrival of the law enforcement officers.

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Jokulsarlon Lagoon is considered one of the main attractions of Iceland. In the blue water of Jokulsarlon, whose depth reached 100m, icebergs of the most bizarre shapes and sizes float year round. They break away from the edge of the glacier and float across the lagoon.

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon photo

What is more, you can find this lagoon in many movies. For instance, “A kind of murder”, “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider”, “Batman: The Beginning” and many others.

This is the largest glacial lagoon in the country and one of the few places in Iceland where you can see icebergs so close. One of the interesting lagoon attractions is the black beach.

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

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