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Service center in Fjallsarlon Southeast Iceland

Fjallsarlon glacier lagoon - service center

Service Center in Fjallsarlon

The company Fjallsarlon Iceberg Boat Tours was founded in 2013, offering iceberg lagoon boat tours from the back of a trailer. Since then, a lot has changed. In 2017 we opened a new tour reception for boat tours, and at Frost restaurant, we were able to welcome hungry travelers. We can proudly say that our service center next to a glacier lagoon is the best facility any activity company in the area offers. We believe that the overall experience when going on any tour should be good from the moment you park your car and until you leave again.

In Vatnajokull National Park, in Skaftafell park you will find a service and tourist information center along with a camping site. At Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon no proper service center has been built, that is however on the drawing board in the future. Our privately owned local company at Fjallsárlón has taken the lead in developing infrastructure within Vatnajokull National Park. Our project is repeatedly mentioned as a great example of how to build a sustainable service center in natural areas with minimal environmental impact.

Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon view - Globe City Guide

Fjallsarlon Untouched Scenery

When designing and planning the project it was important to us to keep buildings away from the lagoon, sheltered by the glacial moraine at Fjallsárlón. By situating the buildings this way, our guests can visit the lagoon, join tours, and enjoy an unobstructed view without seeing any buildings or cars. It is crucial to us that our guests can experience the lagoon untouched in natural surroundings from the beach at Fjallsarlon. Our goal when operating iceberg boat tours is of course, to leave our natural gem untouched. We want to provide our guests with the same experience we had during our first tours in 2013. Please find link here for more information about our tours FJALLSARLON.IS

The fact that the building is hidden beside the moraine does not change the fact that the view from our restaurant is breathtaking. Although the ice lagoon is out of sight you will have a clear view over the towering Vatnajökull Glacier, the largest glacier in Europe.

Fjallsárlón has significantly contributed to the area’s preservation by establishing a service center near the ice lagoon. Before there was a poor gravel road with a lot of potholes leading to the lagoon. With increased traffic and parking issues the sensitive nature was getting damaged. Also, there were no paths so people would wander around destroying the delicate moss, which had taken decades to form. When the service center in Fjallsarlon was opened, we had a proper parking lot, good road and walking paths guiding people to the lagoon. Then the delicate fauna and moss started to flourish again.

Turf house Iceland - Fjallsarlon service center design- einar-h-reynis

Glama Architects

The architects at Gláma Kím. assisted us design this project. They have extensive experience in designing buildings next to natural gems and natural wonders. Please find link here for more information GLAMAKIM.IS

The building style with small houses next to each other is a reference to the building style in the olden days, the turf house. In the traditional turf houses, each dwelling had a specific function, with livestock housed alongside the residents for warmth.

The materials used in the buildings are ambitious for the scenic area of Fjallsárlón. The houses are made from concrete and are isolated from outside, covered with lark wood. The untreated larch wood naturally weathers gray, providing protection against rain and wind, resulting in low-maintenance housing. Therefore, the houses at Fjallsárlón are mostly maintenance free and blend well into the natural surroundings.

Fjallsarlon Service Center and Frost Restaurant

In one of the smaller houses, you will find the reception for the boat tours and glacier hikes during summer and the ice cave tours during winter. Our guests have a proper building to gear up in any kind of weather, which can be often challenging in Iceland.

The two houses next to the tour reception are restroom facilities, good toilets are hard to find in southeast Iceland. No visitor visiting us needs to experience long queues for access to toilets.

Our restaurant Frost is in the largest building where you will also find restrooms. The restaurant accommodates over 90 guests in seats indoors, with additional benches available outdoors on good days. The view from the service center and the restaurant is one to admire. Please find link here for more information regarding our FROST RESTAURANT. Finally, attached to the main building is a small building, housing facilities for our team. The parking lot is about 50 meters from the buildings and best of all, parking is free of charge.

Fjallsarlon glacier lagoon - service center - Details
View Frost Restaurant Fjallsarlon glacier lagoon

Our aim with the service center was to ensure that the overall experience for our guests joining our iceberg boat tour would be good from start to finish. If you do visit Fjallsárón make sure to take a moment to admire the architecture. We believe our wonderful service center in the Vatnajokull National park will in time prove itself to be monumental.



3-4 hours

29.900 ISK

May - Nov

Your multi adventure starts with a calm boat ride on Fjallsarlon glacier lagoon. Following the boat ride, you’ll land at the foot of Fjallsjokull glacier, a place we have secluded access to. After the glacier hike, you will walk to a super jeep for a fun 15-20 min. return drive.


75-90 min

10.100 ISK

Apr - Nov

Sail with us in a Zodiac boat, amongst floating icebergs on the majestic Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon. This adventure tour will allow you to connect with the Icelandic nature in a way you have never experienced before. Come, have fun and cruise with us!



155.000 ISK

May - Oct

Immerse yourself in the spectacular Icelandic wilderness and spend a memorable night on the lagoon. The magnificent view over the glacier lagoon towards Vatnajökull Glacier, the largest glacier in Europe is sure to impress even the most experienced traveler!


75-90 min

101.000 ISK

Apr - Nov

On this private tour you can decide along with your captain how your cruise evolves. Cruise among icebergs and sail beside the glacier wall in your own style! This tour is popular with couples, friends & families who want to share an adventure in a private and personal way.


2 hours

255.000 ISK

Apr - Oct

Cruise to a secret island located close to the edge of the glacier in the lagoon. Set foot on land that only few have entered! Sip champagne and take in the magnificent view towards Vatnajokull Glacier, the largest glacier in Europe. Create memories that will last a lifetime.


3,5-4,5 hours

24.500 ISK

Nov – Mar

Explore the Icelandic wilderness on our way to a blue ice cave located in Breidarmerkurjokull glacier outlet.
Ice caves are a natural wonder that every adventurer should behold.



3-4 hours

21.900 ISK

Encounter the extraordinary by joining our exclusive glacier hike! This trip is tailored for those who seek adventure, are physically fit, and have a deep desire to explore the untouched, rugged attraction of Fjallsjökull glacier.

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