Fjallsárlón is a glacier lagoon just West of Jökulsárlón. Unlike Jökulsárlón, Fjalsárlón has no direct access to the ocean, so there are no seals or tides, this also means that the water is not as fresh and reflects the soft brown of the lagoon floor as it is scraped by the massive icebergs. The lagoon is fairly small so you are close to the glacier shelf. The jagged glacier edge is a place where you might witness ice calving in the Summer months. Zodiac boat tours run in the Summer months and take visitors really close to the ice shelf.

On the Edge

Öræfi Volcano

Above the Fjallsarlon lagoon sits Europe’s second largest volcano Öræfi. The caldera can’t be seen because the top of the mountain is quite flat. This land mass includes Hvannadalshnjúkur, the highest peak in Iceland, which can be seen from the Skaftafell side. The glacier has to come down some steep slopes before it reaches the lagoon. There are a few rivers that take the melt water to the ocean.

Fjalsárlón has a few tracks leading into it from the #1 ring road. The main access track has a tiny red sign post and in the Summer you will see the Zodiac Tours sign post.

This Location can be the windiest place in Iceland (I mean turn your car over), but if it is still, it has some of the best ice reflections.


The location works very well in both Winter and Summer. It has been used as a “Game of Thrones” film set – North of the Wall.

Fjallsarlon Summer

The Location works well for Northern Lights, if you can find it in the dark.

Rose bowl aurora

We usually cover this location on the following photo tours

South Iceland Photo Tours

South Iceland Photo Tours

Our guided, multi-day photo tours of South Iceland will give you incredible photo opportunities. The South coast is rich with, glacier ice, towering waterfalls and black sand beaches. Prices from $2,291 USD
6 day Diamonds & Dragons

6 day Diamonds & Dragons

This multi-day tour will take you around the best of South & West Iceland in six days. Touring from North West to South East with many top photo locations. Prices from $7,536USD
Seven day Full Circle

Seven day Full Circle

Iceland has a rich variety of landscapes and seascapes and this tour is designed to enhance that variety & capture Iceland's full diversity in a week long tour around the country. Prices from $8,847 USD

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