Heinabergslón Glacier Lagoon

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Little known places, such as Heinabergslón glacier lagoon, are so intriguing to visit. You never know what you may tap into this beautiful glacier lagoon hidden along the country’s southern coastline. The less popular wonder is one of the most iconic locations in the country. Vatnajökull National Park is the place where the glacier lagoon is located on the South Coast. The outlet glacier of Heinabergslón glacial lagoon is Heinabergsjökull, also a part of Vatnajökull glacier.

The most important thing visitors should know before coming here is that it is frequently compared with Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, which is in close vicinity to Heinabergslón. Heinabergslón glacier lagoon is the smaller, but equally amazing counterpart of Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon.

Glacier Kayaking Adventure at Heinabergslón glacier lagoon in south Iceland
Glacier Kayaking Adventure at Heinabergslón glacier lagoon in south Iceland

Knowing the Beautiful Glacier Lagoon Better

The area will soon captivate you into its beautiful locales. The water of the Heinabergslón glacial lagoon is decorated with diamond-shaped icebergs, in the shades of crystal blue. If you love to discover places that are off the beaten path, then Heinabergslón glacier lagoon can be a great choice to stop at. The calming stillness of the place is absolutely marvelous. The highly-popular spot Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon is always filled with crowds, being the top-most attraction in the region. This is why if you feel like going to a tranquil place, Heinabergslón glacier lagoon is a wonderful alternative.

You can also choose a combined alternative where you visit both the lagoons and have the most out of your trip to the vicinity.

Glacier Kayaking Adventure at Heinabergslón glacier lagoon in south Iceland

What You Can Discover

A glacier kayaking adventure is an awesome experience to have when you are visiting the Glacier Lagoons. As you take in the glacier views, paddle your way through the lagoon’s mesmerizing waters. There are many tours which are suitable for all the experience levels, but one of the best kayaking tours take place on Heinabergslón. Do not forget to follow all the necessary precautions while you immerse yourself in the adventurous sport.

All tours start from June to September and are conducted by local adventure leaders. Please remember to bring your warm clothes to protect yourself against strong winds and rain. You have to move around with care as the areas might be sloppy.

Glacier Kayaking Adventure at Heinabergslón glacier lagoon in south Iceland

Travelers can make their way to further exploration with the beautiful town of Hofn, located at a distance of 30 minutes from Heinabergslón glacier lagoon. The visitors can treat themselves to delicious local food, especially mouth-watering lobsters. This is the beauty of the land of fire and ice that you get to do amazing stuff, no matter where you go. The picturesque fishing town has roughly a population of two thousand.

As anywhere else in Iceland, be ready for the uncertain weather at Heinabergslón glacier lagoon. The visitors might experience periods of rain and gusty freezing winds at the lagoon, but the wholesome and breath-taking view makes it worth your while.

During the summer season, the temperatures at Heinabergslon range between 5 and 15 degrees. The visitors can count on winter temperatures to be brisk, falling anywhere between -15 and -5°C. You can discover this location on a self-drive tour.

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