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Fjallsárlón

Practical information on Fjallsárlón

  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Viewpoint
  • Lake
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5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
115 ml from Vik by car or bus
When to go
All year round, boat excursions from May to October
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Fjallsárlón

Emmanuelle Bluman Seasoned Traveller
157 written opinions

Fjallsárlón is 5 miles from its more famous big brother: Jökulsárlón. There may be a tendency to mix them up, but by whatever name, here nature is sublime and the sight grandiose! 

My suggestion:
Walk along the lakeside to enjoy the scenery from different angles, a unique scenery that you will not see again any time soon. It is also possible to do a zodiac boat tour but only in summer.
My review

Many people know Jökulsárlón and Fjallsárlón is somewhat like its little brother, a lake that reveals the grandiose sight of pieces of ice fallen from the glacier and come adrift. Located close to one another, I must say that I myself never really paid attention to the difference in name while on my first visit, so absorbed was I in contemplating this enchanting scene. 

If Fjallsárlón has a similar landscape to Jökulsárlón, the place is more quiet as many tourists go to the latter but not the former during their Iceland tour. I like to walk alongside the lake and be lulled by the sole cracking of the ice.

Of course, if you like photography, this is paradise. Whenever I spend the night around here, I generally come back in the evening at sunset to immortalise the moment! 

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