Located close to the other famous glacier lagoon, Jökulsárlón, Fjallsárlón glacier lake belongs to the Fjallsjökull outlet glacier. It is filled with shimmering icebergs that float in the water. What’s unique about Fjallsárlón is that the background of this glacier lagoon is very steep and you can get much closer to the lakeshore than, for example, in Jökulsárlón. Also, you can admire a view of Iceland’s tallest mountain, Öræfajökull volcano, towering above the lake.
By being less popular than Jökulsárlón, Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon has the advantage of having smaller crowds. Here you can really appreciate the scenery and not get distracted by anything else.
After a boat ride, you’ll need to drive independently to Skaftafell Nature Reserve for a thrilling glacier hike. You’ll step onto Falljökull, an outlet glacier for Iceland’s largest ice cap, Vatnajökull. Falljökull translates from Icelandic as the “falling glacier,” and you’ll be able to see why during the glacier hike tour. The massive icefall drops impressively down the mountains towards the ocean.
Arriving at the glacier’s edge, we’ll strap our crampons on and prepare for a glacier hike. Your professional glacier guide will take care of you every step of the way and tell you more about the ice formations and crevasses you’re seeing. Finally, you’ll approach the awe-inspiring icefall from up close and see how the ancient ice falls hundreds of meters from the mountaintop and slowly moves toward the ocean. This is a sight you won’t forget for a long time!