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Vatnajokull Glacier

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Ranked #21 of 314 Attractions in Iceland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Geologic Formations
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Nottingham
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160 reviews 160 reviews
44 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Started the day with the glacial hike. Had a good guide 'Dana', knowledgable, interesting, helpful. Put the ice shoes(spikes) on and headed to the glacier, I am travelling in a group of 4 and it was the 1st time any of us had walked on a glacier. We walked for about 1 hour, she told us investing information and we... More

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San Diego, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Can truly say this one of the best experiences I have ever had. We were blessed with a warm, sunny day which made it even better. We went with Arctic adventures for 7 hour tour with climb. It was a challenging climb(the arms get tired) but well worth it!

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San Antonio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This glacier is very nice. It is spectacular to see this. I remember seeing this in the James Bond movie "Die Another Day". This is also a national park in this country. It was the highlight of my day.

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Because of the bad weather the snowscooters were not available, our guide took us for a walk on the glacier, it was amazing. We met scientists from a university and they told us about the thikness and danger. It was very educational.

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Los Gatos, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We visited the Vatnajokull National Park near Skaftadell which is in southern Iceland. The visitors center is excellent, and the trail from the visitors center to an active glacer was the highlight of that national park visit. The hike was about one hour round trip, and it was an easy hike. The scenery and uniqueness was great.

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Orono, Maine
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I have never seen a glacier before this, and it did not disappoint. It is so vast and incredible, that it is difficult to describe. The views are simply stunning. Unfortunately, I was injured by the time I arrived at the glacier. Next time I will definitely pay for a glacier walk. I can't wait to go back and do... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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94 reviews 94 reviews
42 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I only visited a few of Vatnajökull's snouts: Flaajökull and Svinafellajökull but that was enough for being totally impressed by the size of this thing. Just realise how powerful it is... Really amazing!

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maryland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

just amazing, must go, must see, must take in all the info at the visitor center and if you are coming off a long hike, must have the soup at the center which is very very generous and good.

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Visited the glacier with Glacier Jeeps, going up to the glacier by superjeep and then on to it by skidoo snowmobile. Snowmobiling in the summer is great fun and far warmer than artic Sweden in the winter!

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Calgary, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
65 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We arrived at Skaftafell thinking we wouldn't be able to go on a glacier hike, but were really happy to find that Glacier Guides had one leaving in less than an hour. It was an amazing experience walking on a glacier. There are a ton of hiking paths around that you can do on your own if you don't want... More

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