Icy Wonderland: Jökulsárlón & Fjallsárlón Glacier Lagoons, Iceland
One of the most iconic sights in Iceland is baby blue Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon – and for a good reason. However, it has a lesser known brother that would deserve some fame, too: Fjallsárlón. We show you why they are so spectacular – in pictures.
So right by the famous Ring Road in Southern Iceland, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon comes into sight.
A glacial tongue called Breiðamerkurjökull forms the lagoon. It extends from the Vatnajökull glacier.
About 100 metres of ice break off from the glacier every year.
The glacier lagoon is rapidly gaining in size as the glacier is retreating.
With a depth of 248 metres, Jökulsárlón is Iceland’s deepest lake.
The glacier meets the ocean. Diamond Beach is the result with black sand and sparkling white ice.
Just about 10 minutes drive from Jökulsárlón, we found Fjallsárlón Lagoon.
Its water is not that incredibly blue, it’s rather muddy. But the glacier was much closer to us than at Jökulsárlón.
High mountain peaks are also closer, and the lagoon reflects them as a mirror in calm weather.
Both Jökulsárlón and Fjallsárlón are part of Vatnajökull National Park, Europe’s second largest national park.
Have you ever seen a glacier? Where?