The Fjallsarlon lagoon is just 10 minute drive from the more popular Jökulsarlon. Unlike it’s fashionable counterpart, Fjallsarlon has no interaction with the sea except by a long winding river which deposits the remains of glacier melt water into the North Atlantic. At Jökulsarlon the water can be very clear but here at Fjallsarlon the water is a fudge brownie colour where the huge chunks of ice have disturbed the muddy lake bed.
In this article I aim to show how the same location looks on different days and at different times of the year. The key to successful photography is being able to make the most of the conditions. Although being able to visit these locations at different times has a distinct photographic advantage.
On a new moon the colours from the aurora can be stunning and the extra exposure from the Magic Cloth technique can bring out great colours from the ice and mountains.
The landscape photographer will do well to think outside the box at locations like this. Especially when the glacier lagoon is being boring.
Zodiac boat tours
A unique view of the lagoon can be found on a zodiac boat tour that runs from the main carpark around 1 km from the lagoon.