了解 Heinabergslón冰河湖

Heinabergslón is a glacial lagoon found within Vatnajökull National Park, located on the South Coast of Iceland.Credit: PhotoVicky. 

Heinabergslón is a little-known glacial lagoon in the south of Iceland.

It can be found within Vatnajökull National Park, located on the South Coast. The glacial lagoon’s outlet glacier is Heinabergsjökull, itself a part of Vatnajökull.

Location of Heinabergslón

Heinabergslón is a less popular, and less known, glacial lagoon than its more famous counterpart, Jökulsárlón, but equally as beautiful.

Jökulsárlón is, without doubt, both the favourite for locals and visitors alike, though this often leads to guests overlooking the many other glacial lagoons found within Vatnajökull National Park.

One of the major reasons as to why Heinabergslón is less visited is because it is found off the beaten path, requiring a short hike to reach it.

This is in stark contrast to Jökusárlón, which can be found directly by the Ring Road, otherwise known as Route 1. Heinabergslón is located approximately 30-minutes drive east of Jökulsárlón.  

Because of Heinabergslón’s isolation, the glacial lagoon makes for a scenic and quieter alternative to Jökulsárlón, one of the major reasons as to why kayaking and sailing tours are popular here. In short, there’s rarely any traffic on the water but one solitary group, if any.

Just like Jökulsárlón, the lagoon can be characterised by its still and tranquil ambience, its vibrant wildlife and, naturally, its stunning surrounding scenery.

This wildlife includes nesting Arctic Terns throughout summer, and seals throughout the year. The seals can be seen in the water and hauling out on the icebergs. The terns, meanwhile, nest inland, and should be avoided while doing so; they are notorious for dive-bombing the heads of any who get to close to their eggs.

What is a glacier lagoon?

Glacier lagoons are formed when the meltwater of a glacier erodes a basin at the bottom of an outlet and gathers within it. Most of these are rather small and dirty, due to the fact that glaciers hold a lot of sediment in them (largely, in Iceland, because of the volcanic ash that gets frozen into the ice every few years).

Both Jökulsárlón and Heinabergslón are much clearer, however, due to their size; Jökulsárlón is particularly large, being the deepest lake in Iceland.

These two are also notable for their vast icebergs. Other glacier lagoons may have chunks of ice, but in these lagoons, they can reach the size of multi-storey buildings.

Warning

Glacier lagoons are beautiful, but should be appreciated only from a distance. Heinabergslón and Jökulsárlón are both near-freezing in temperature, and the icebergs within them constantly rotating and moving.

For these reasons, it is both illegal and incredibly irresponsible to stand on any iceberg within them. A weight imbalance could cause them to flip quickly, trapping you beneath. As is widely known, icebergs are much larger underneath the surface than on top of it, and their shape unknown.

附近的旅行资源 Heinabergslón冰河湖

所有种类 50km 半径

附近的景点 Heinabergslón冰河湖

Fláajökull

Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Credit:  Jerzy Strzelecki. Fláajökull ("Sloping Glacier") is a small glacier tongue foun...

浏览

斯维纳山冰川

冰岛斯维纳山冰川(Svínafellsjökull)是欧洲最大冰原瓦特纳冰川的分支,因其壮观的冰川地形及周边美景,成为了冰岛最著名的冰川徒步目的地之一。 交通方式 斯维纳山冰川属于斯卡夫塔山自然保护区(Skaftafell Nature Reserve)的一部分,以数...

浏览

Hoffell

Hoffell is a farmland area in southeast Iceland. Photo Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by Gummao Hoffell is located by the outlet glacier of ...

浏览

Hornafjörður峡湾

Hornafjörður (“Fjord of Horns”) is a fjord, municipality and growing community found in southeast Iceland. The fjord takes its ...

浏览

霍芬镇

霍芬镇(Höfn,又名赫本镇)是冰岛东南岸的渔港小镇,人口仅为200,却是冰岛环岛旅行的必游景点。冰岛南岸的教堂镇(Kirkjubæjarklaustur)与冰岛东部峡湾的埃伊尔斯塔济(Egilsstaðir)之间,仅有霍芬镇一座大型城镇,霍芬镇也因此成为了冰岛旅行...

浏览

Þórbergssetur博物馆

Thorbergssetur, located in the remote region of Sudursveit in South-East Iceland, is a culture center and heritage museum dedicated to the history of ...

浏览

Almannaskarðsgöng隧道

Almannaskarðsgöng is a 1312m (roughly 1.3km) tunnel along Route 1, located near Höfn (Hornafjörður) in the eastern region of Ic...

浏览

西角山

西角山(Vestrahorn)是冰岛东南部的一处小众景点,居于冰岛南岸的杰古沙龙冰河湖(Jökulsárlón)与东部峡湾之间,以独特的“山”字造型而闻名;人称“蝙蝠山”、“倒影山”、&...

浏览

Stokksnes角

Stokksnes(史托克角)是冰岛东南部的一座岬角半岛,连接着冰岛南岸与东部峡湾两大景区,与杰古沙龙冰河湖(Jökulsárlón)与瓦特纳冰川国家公园(Vatnajökull)相距不远。冰岛最著名、最受摄影师青睐的山峰之一:西角山(Vestra...

浏览

杰古沙龙冰河湖

冰岛南岸的杰古沙龙冰河湖(Jökulsárlón)是冰岛最著名的冰泻湖,位于冰岛一号环岛公路沿途,处于斯卡夫塔山自然保护区(Skaftafell)和霍芬镇(Höfn)之间,是冰岛旅行最热门的必游自然景点之一。 地理 杰古沙龙冰河湖由Brei&e...

浏览

钻石冰沙滩

钻石冰沙滩位于冰岛南岸的杰古沙龙冰河湖(Jökulsárlón)旁,是一片遍布碎冰的绝美黑沙滩,属Breiðamerkursandur冰川平原的一部分。 冰河湖内的碎冰被暗涌冲刷上岸,陈列在沙滩之上。透明的冰块和黝黑的沙滩形成了鲜明的对比,特别是在...

浏览

Breiðamerkurjökull冰川

Breiðamerkurjökull冰川从冰岛南岸的瓦特纳冰川(Vatnajökull)分支而出,延伸至杰古沙龙冰河湖(Jökulsárlón)之畔。大大小小的冰块掉落湖中,在湖面上静静漂流,造就了冰河湖独一无二的梦幻异世之景。 ...

浏览

Eyjabakkajökull冰川

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by NASA. Eyjabakkajökull is a northeastern glacial tongue of the great Vatnajökull glacier,...

浏览

Breiðárlón冰湖

图片来自Wikimedia, Creative Commons, 摄影师Bromr Breiðárlón冰湖是冰岛南岸的一处小众景点,极少有人到访,但距大热景点杰古沙龙冰河湖(Jökulsárlón)仅有五分钟车程,同样坐落...

浏览

布鲁霍恩山

布鲁霍恩山(Brunnhorn,意为“井角山”)是冰岛东南部的一处小众景点,因形状酷似蝙蝠耳朵,亦常被昵称为“蝙蝠侠山”。 地理 布鲁霍恩山与西角山(Vestrahorn)、东角山(Eystrahorn)共同坐落于冰岛东部的华尔角(Hvalsn...

浏览

Fjallsárlón冰河湖

图片来自Fjallsárlón冰河湖船游|自驾参团 Fjallsárlón冰河湖人称“小冰湖”,位于冰岛南岸的瓦特纳冰川(Vatnajökull)脚下,是一处绝美的小众自然景点。 沿一号环岛公路,经过斯卡夫...

浏览

Fjallsjökull冰川

Fjallsjokull is an outlet glacier of Oraefajokull and is located in Vatnajokull National Park, not far from Skaftafell. At this glacier you'll b...

浏览

Bruarjokull冰川

Wikimedia. Creative Commons. NASA.  Brúarjökull is a 1600 sq km (617 sq mi) glacier tongue extending from Iceland's largest ice-...

浏览

Eyjabakkar湿地

图片来自Wikimedia Commons, 摄影师Berserkur Eyjabakkar湿地是冰岛中央内陆高地东部的一片美丽绿洲。 Eyjabakkar是冰岛境内的第二大湿地,其面积仅次于Þjórsárver,亦是国际湿地公约的成员之一。湿地海拔约...

浏览

斯奈山(东部冰岛)

图片来自Wikimedia Commons, 摄影师Oliagust 斯奈山(Snæfell)位于冰岛东部,是冰岛冰川以外地区的最高山峰。 其他斯奈山 许多游客会将冰岛东部的斯奈山与冰岛西部的斯奈山半岛(Snæfellnes)混淆,两座同名的山峰各具其美,却迥然不同...

浏览