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