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Jökulsárlón is a glacial lagoon. Icebergs calve from Breiðamerkurjökull, an offshoot of Vatnajökull. The lagoon is 6.5 square miles (17 sq km) and 2000 feet deep (600 m). The icebergs spend up to 5 years floating or dragging toward the sea, before they finally become one with the ocean. The lagoon is only about 75 years old, as the glacier has been retreating rapidly and increasing the size of the lagoon.