Hnappavellir, Iceland

Hnappavellir, Iceland

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About Hnappavellir

About Hnappavellir

Why Travel to Hnappavellir, Iceland

Many things can be said about Iceland, and one of them is that this scenic country is definitely not short of amazing views. From extensive green dales and jaw-dropping waterfalls to majestic active volcanoes and inspiring black beaches, the landscapes' diversity is genuinely astonishing, making Iceland a perfect destination for your winter vacation. Especially when it comes to the natural beauty of Hnappavellir, the second-largest park in Iceland and home to the world-famous Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and the out-of-this-world Diamond Beach.

If you have never heard of the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, let us quickly catch you up. A gem of Hnappavellir sightseeing and a must-visit place during any tour to Iceland, the lagoon is believed to be the deepest lake in the country. Today, it takes up about 18 sq km (7 sq mi), but this number increases at the rapid speed due to the glacier melting. People from all over the world come here to admire the spectacular views and find inner peace, observing the 1000-year-old ice blocks of different colors floating out to the sea. During the winter months, you can spot the seals lying on top of the majestic icebergs under the sun.

The Diamond Beach mentioned above should also be one of the first stops you make during a Hnappavellir tour. Unfortunately, the name shouldn't be taken literally, as there are hardly any gemstones lying around. But if you are looking for an exciting photo opportunity, there is no better place in Iceland. As you can imagine, not all pieces of ice successfully reach the sea. Some are driven ashore from the waters of the Glacier Lagoon. Hundreds and hundreds of glaciers of all shapes and sizes can be found on the beach, beautifully sparkling like the most precious diamonds in the rays of the Icelandic sun.

What to Do in the Glacier Lagoon

  • Find inspiration, watching the pieces of the ancient Oraefajokull Glacier in the lagoon
  • Take a unique picture at the Diamond Beach
  • Try to catch the beauty of the Northern Lights
Best Tours to Hnappavellir

Best Tours to Hnappavellir