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Indescribable, raw beauty

My visit to Vatnajokull glacier was included in the 2D1N trip from a tour operator at Reykjavik. We stayed over night at their guesthouse in Hofn. Vatnajokull's raw beauty is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
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Dallas, Texas

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Dallas, Texas
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115 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

My visit to Vatnajokull glacier was included in the 2D1N trip from a tour operator at Reykjavik. We stayed over night at their guesthouse in Hofn. Vatnajokull's raw beauty is indescribable. It's the opposite of touristy feeling. You just feel the strength of nature and you are humbled. It is the most voluminous glacier in Europe. My feeling of seeing... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Staggeringly immense. Next time we'll be hiking to it, for sure. It's breathtaking and reminded us of our time in Antarctica.

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Red Deer, AB
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We were on a tour and made a brief stop at one tongue of the glacier. This glacier is the largest glacier in the world outside the polar region. Very impressive.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

You can't afford to lose this place, one of kind! part of the great skaftafell national park. highly recommend to go by walk to the glacier...

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Amherstburg, Canada
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Easily the highlight of my trip. Booked a 3 hour hike that left from the Skaftafell visitor centre, included a shuttle to the glacier, crampons (spiky shoes) and the guided glacier walk. Walk where great films, like James Bond, Interstellar were filmed, even Game of Thrones!!! If your'e lucky you will hear the haunting cracks!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This should be MANDATORY! Here what you do: You go to Iceland. You get in a car and drive to one of the many access points of the enormous glacier Vatnajökull. You stand in awe. Breakdown: It came out of nowhere. I was in Iceland on a film job and we had the glacier listed as a location for one... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

A glacier lagoon that strikes you with its beauty, while simultaneously demonstrating the changes our planet undergoes. Wait until you hear the ice breaking. Haunting, frightening and thrilling.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

We booked a 5 hours (difficulty 3 out of 5) with Glacier Explorers starting directly at the Skaftafell Visitors Center. The bus brings you the the food of the Glacier and there you start walking up the Glacier. We had a really good time with our guide Steve and (since the weather was awesome too) took a couple of nice... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Each attraction in Iceland is truly amazing! Don't miss this stop along the Ring Road. Watch for the outlet glaciers coming off the ice cap as you are driving. Walking up to and then on to the glacier was a highlight. It was cold and windy but that was not a problem. Path out to the glacier is marked and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Access this glacier by hiking on it! Go with a local crew where you are outfitted with crampons and warm gear.

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