All the best experiences
24/7 customer support
Only verified quality services
Icelandic travel experts

Fláajökull Travel Guide

9 Google reviews
Glaciers, Glacier Lagoons
Southern region, Highlands
Distance from center
24.7 km
2 km
15 km
Average rating
Number of reviews

Fláajökull is a glacier tongue in Iceland.

Fláajökull ("Sloping Glacier") is a small glacier tongue found on the east side of Breiðabunga volcano, stretching down from Iceland's largest ice cap, Vatnajökull. 

Explore this area while on a self drive tour in Iceland.

Photo from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by Unukorno. No edits made.

In the past, the glacier has been referred to as Hólmsárjökull, Mýrájökull and Hólsárjökull.

In the last century, Fláajökull has receded two kilometres, causing growing concern amongst locals that climate change will continue to melt and destroy Iceland's glaciers in the upcoming decades. 

To access Fláajökull, follow the signposts outside of Hólmur guesthouse, travelling down the Ring Road before turning off for 8 km down a gravel road. This track leads to a car park and walking trail to the glacial tongue. Guided glacier hiking tours operate from this area, making for an excellent alternative to glacier walks in the Skaftafell area. 

Attractions Nearby

Popular categories

Link to appstore phone
Install Iceland’s biggest travel app

Download Iceland’s biggest travel marketplace to your phone to manage your entire trip in one place

Scan this QR code with your phone camera and press the link that appears to add Iceland’s biggest travel marketplace into your pocket. Enter your phone number or email address to receive an SMS or email with the download link.