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Fjallsárlón Glaciar - away from the crowds of Jökulsárlón

Hof, Iceland
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Jökulsárlón Glacier lagoon has become so popular with the tourists and especially the tour bus operators that it is next to impossible to get a parking spot near the visitors center. However, just 5 km away there is another glacier outlet and another stunning lagoon -Fjallsárlón Glacial which had less than 15 cars in the parking lot. On top of that no tour buses. After a short walk from the parking area, we could reach the edge of the glacier lagoon with floating ice on it. This was really surreal with very few people around we had the glacier to ourselves for all the time.
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Points of interest

Skaftafell is the neighboring national park from the Vatnajokull area
The largest glacier outside the Arctic region - also the largest national park in Iceland
The nearest town in Southeast Iceland - some 1-hour drive east.
The famous tourist attraction is just 5 km from this lagoon
Fjallsarlon Road
This is not a paved road but very well maintained - just 2 km from the ring road.
Fjallsárlón Glacial Lagoon
Amazing glacier lagoon and floating icebergs with great photo oppertunities

Special activities

Jökulsárlón - Glacier Lagoon | Boat Tours and Cafe
Jökulsárlón - Glacier Lagoon | Boat Tours and Cafe, Iceland - nice food
Ice Lagoon Zodiac Boat Tours
Ice Lagoon Zodiac Boat Tours, Iceland - boat tour in Jokurlarson lake

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by viski002


Awesome article. This is very helpful. Thank you.