Tourists flee for their LIVES as large waves engulf beach after Icelandic glacier collapse

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Tourists admiring a glacier in Iceland had to flee on Sunday after big slabs of ice collapsed triggering some large waves.

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Tourists flee large wave after Icelandic glacier collapse. Via Youtube video

About a dozen people were observing the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, part of Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in southeast Iceland, when chunks fell in the water below creating a large wave rushing towards the shore.

All the tourists appear to have made it to safety and no one was reported injured.

Stephen Mantler, a mountain guide for the Háfjall tour company, captured the footage. He described the calving as “one of the largest and closest we’ve seen this winter!

This is a good illustration why you should immediately leave the beach if glaciers calve.

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