Die Another Day — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC3MEKW
by Kvikmyndir.is
Difficulty:
1
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Jökulsárlón, Iceland
N 64° 02.736 W 016° 11.134

On the southeastern coast of Iceland lies Jökulsárlón, which translates literally to ‘Glacial River Lagoon’. Situated at the head of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, Jökulsárlón lake is dotted with iridescent icebergs. A mountain range underlines the sky in every landward direction.

Photo by chaufma
Photo by chaufma

It’s no wonder this place is a popular setting for dramatic, pinnacle scenes in Hollywood movies. The traditional cache here is part of a series of geocaches hidden at filming locations in Iceland. It marks the spot where a scene from the James Bond epic film Die Another Day was filmed. The movies A View to a Kill and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider also had scenes shot here.

The cache container itself fits the James Bond theme... kind of. 
The cache container itself fits the James Bond theme… kind of.

The cache page notes, “Extra points if you upload a picture of yourself in front of the lake posing as James Bond.” And geocachers definitely have been doing that… though some of them appear to be reproducing scenes from the film’s outtakes!

Photo by KapistijnJessikoe
Photo by KapistijnJessikoe
Photo by lecon2011
Photo by lecon2011
Photo by ísbjörn
Photo by ísbjörn
Photo by devilonight
Photo by devilonight
Photo by Placebo & Vince
Photo by Placebo & Vince
Photo by JetteSumsk
Photo by JetteSumsk

The cache has earned 217 favorite points in four years, making it the 11th most-favorited geocache in Iceland. Should you be lucky enough to visit the area, the highly-favorited EarthCache JÖKULSÁRLÓN (ICELAND) can also be found nearby.

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