Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon
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  • Spencer W
    Carmel, California55 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Glacier!
    It was a bit of a walk from the parking lot, but you're eventually rewarded with nice views of a glacier lagoon and glacier in the distance. It was not as impressive in my view as Jokulsarlon, though it was somewhat less crowded. It's worth seeing them both.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 22, 2023
  • Lauren C
    Stow, Ohio105 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking
    Smaller then Jokulsarlon but equally impressive. Took a boat tour on the lagoon that was great, very small boat! Windy that day and they offered to reschedule but rain was expected next day. Staff was very helpful with getting into gear we had to wear and helping us get into the boat! A word of caution, walk down to boat is not as easy as advertised, lots of loose rocks.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 13, 2023
  • crepuscule_30
    London, United Kingdom23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful, mystical spot- do stop by when you visit Jokulsarlon
    We nearly missed this magical place after spending an afternoon at Jokulsarlon but luckily decided to stop briefly. Jokulsarlon is very nice abd big, but this smaller ice lagoon is perfect for simpling standing by and taking in the views. There's something dramatic about seeing the lake and glacier all together. You will know what I mean when you go there. Do stop, even if you only have half an hour
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 26, 2023
  • KarenM1_10
    1,044 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the drive
    We booked this excursion with our cruise ship. It did take a while to drive to the area but was well worth the time involved. We were provided with a long, warm jacket. We wore this jacket over jeans and a light jacket, which was sufficiently warm for the conditions. We did take a hat and gloves, but we didn’t need them. We got close to some of the glaciers in the area. They do have a café onsite as well. I recommend this tour.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 5, 2023
  • Nadina P
    New York City, New York526 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A stone's through from the glacier lagoon
    This day was one of the most memorable of my life; after touring the glacier bay, we took a short ride to the iceberg lagoon, where I watched the icebergs float out to the river that brought them to the ocean. Here, you will see seals and other such wildlife. They have kayaking here. I walked down to the water and walked along, marveling at the stunning views. To return, I climbed up top and enjoyed the views from up high, then ventured to the Diamond Beach nearby. I highly recommend this approach. There are also food trucks and restrooms here, so it's a great place to grab a snack. This entire area is an absolute must when you are in Iceland. I can't imagine never having had this experience.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 5, 2023
  • Brad H
    Goffstown, New Hampshire11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go to Fjallsarlon, for get Jokulsarlon
    We are so glad we went with Fjallsarlon Ultimate Ice tour adventure. From the glacial lagoon boat ride to the glacier hike it was great. The guides were great and very informative. Fjallsarlon lagoon is hidden from the Ring road so it is by passed by the majority of tourist whitch is part of the reason it was so great. We stopped at the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon after visiting Fjallsarlon and were very disappointed, to commercialized and too busy, and the view of the glacier wasn't that good. Forget all the hype about Jökulsárlón and go to Fjallsarlon if you want to feel and see natural Iceland and not the circus.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 22, 2024
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SHtravels1
Colorado Springs, CO35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
A favorite place to see and visit during our Iceland adventures! The glacier and icebergs are incredible to see. We stayed in the Aurora Hut overnight on the lagoon and was an excellent experience and recommend for either couples or solo travelers. Aron was our private guide and was friendly and informative!
Written October 2, 2022
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Brad H
Goffstown, NH11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
We are so glad we went with Fjallsarlon Ultimate Ice tour adventure. From the glacial lagoon boat ride to the glacier hike it was great. The guides were great and very informative. Fjallsarlon lagoon is hidden from the Ring road so it is by passed by the majority of tourist whitch is part of the reason it was so great. We stopped at the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon after visiting Fjallsarlon and were very disappointed, to commercialized and too busy, and the view of the glacier wasn't that good. Forget all the hype about Jökulsárlón and go to Fjallsarlon if you want to feel and see natural Iceland and not the circus.
Written June 22, 2024
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haanahh
Prague, Czech Republic258 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
This is a nice spot to see a glacier with a lagoon. You can have a nice walk around the lagoon. Even when it is bad weather and the visibility is very low, it is worth visiting. It looks more gloomy and mystical with foggy and rainy weather. We saw some people taking the boat tour even in a very bad weather.
Written January 19, 2021
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Linda K
101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Absolutely loved this experience and we are glad we went to this lagoon that was more quiet and less touristy. We decided on the private tour and when we went out, we were the only ones in the lagoon. We enjoyed breathtaking views of the glacier and we greatly enjoyed our guide's expertise and company. I highly recommend this tour - it was one of the favorite parts of our entire visit to Iceland.
Written July 25, 2021
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Teoso
Brooklyn, NY279 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Smaller and a bit less floating ice, but much less crowded, than Jökulsárlón. A nice little trail runs from the parking lot to the lagoon and back. A good alternative to Jökulsárlón if you want to take a picture without 15 other people in brightly colored parka in it.
Written January 28, 2021
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Höskuldur G
Reykjavik, Iceland38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Not many travelers know about this lagoon and that is a good thing. We came there at evening in July and we were all alone.
You can hear the ice in the glacier crack and if lucky you can see the ice fall into the lagoon. The icebergs are very close to the coast of the lagoon.
Great place to visit and higly recommended and also more natural area (less spoiled by humans)
Have been there multiple times over the past 20+ years and it is more stunning by every year.
Written July 13, 2021
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jbienst
Maryland162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Family
Great short loop hike (more like a walk than a hike) to see the icebergs. MUCH less crowded, windy, and cold than the larger glacial lagoon a bit further east. We were very glad we took the time to stop here.
Written September 29, 2021
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Linda
Hamilton, NY10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
This is place is very helpful and give a great tour.
They go above and beyond when it came to my husband leaving his cell phone in the pocket of the rain gear. The owner stayed and looked for it and left it out in a plastic bag.
If you want to see icebergs in the summer this is the place .
Written September 12, 2021
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Vishnu
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
We stopped there for only 30 mins on our way to Jokulsarlon and Diamond Beach and it was one of the highlights of our Iceland ring Road trip in June 2021. From the Fjallsarlon parking lot, you have to climb a bit on the left and descend to the lagoon. It was so quiet there that you could hear the ice cracking or a lone bird singing and the icebergs moving in the lagoon.
If you are looking for a quiet moment to see a glacier and icebergs, do a quick stop here before going to the popular Jokulsarlon.
Written June 14, 2021
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Cee-Chong Andre... Y
Meadowbank, Australia13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Visited Fjallsarlon lagoon on recommendation from locals and is definitely a good option if the nearby Jokusarlon is very busy on the day.

Compared to Jokusarlon, this spot had a lot more icebergs on the shore as it's a lagoon rather than an outlet out into the ocean.

It was also a lot more quiet allowing more ample opportunity for photos.
Written October 3, 2022
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