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Vatnajokull Glacier

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Ranked #36 of 278 attractions in Iceland
Type: Geologic Formations
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Would definitely recommend going on an ice walk up here, the company we used were great (name escapes me - sorry!!), Jung, was very knowledgable about the glacier and taught all our kids in our school group loads, really interesting walking in amongst the glacier. Great value for money too.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This glacier is near a stunning national park in Iceland. There are several routes for hiking, so you can pick the one you prefer (easy, moderate or difficult). We got to see beautiful waterfalls and amazing Icelandic landscapes. Unfortunately the guided walks to the glacier were cancelled due to weather conditions, but the glacier still looked amazing from nearby!

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New York City, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The Vatnajokull Glacier is imposingly beautiful with so many huge glacial tongues! There are many activities such as glacier walks, Ice cave tours, Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon. It has stunning beauty!

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New York City, New York
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128 reviews 128 reviews
16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Out of the 2 national parks that we went to (Snæfellsjökull and Vatnajökull), I definitely prefer Vatnajökull because there are more things to do here. Lots of trails to hike, waterfalls to see, and glaciers to hike on. There are 4 different entrances. The one we went to was Skaftafell. Bathrooms were alright, I wouldn't say exactly pristine clean. The... More

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

How often can you go ON the glacier? In Iceland you definitely can and definitely should and Vatnajokull is the best place to do so especially if you're a rookie! I had the tour organised by www.mountainguides.is; there is also another guide company but their route was flooded at the time I came there. All you need is a good... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Once I realised that glacial water is over a thousand years old, the combination of wild beauty, moody icebergs and refridgerator chill air from the lagoon are truly a wonder. Camera went into overload and the short but rewarding tour was completed with the tempting locally brewed beer made from the glacier water. Returned from Iceland able to say only... More

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Berlin, Germany
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13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

This Gray Line bus tour is not cheap, but it's well worth doing, as the Jokulsarlon lagoon is quite possibly the most spectacular sight in Iceland. its a full day (7am - 11pm) and if you drive there yourself from Reykjavik it would really be a killer to do there and back in one day. On the bus at least... More

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Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Truly a natural wonder, we enjoyed a jeep tour. Our tour guide Hale was knowledgable and a good photographer. The ride up the mountainnthrough the fog was harrowing bit these guys are pros.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

You can hardly find a better experience in Iceland than going on one of the glaciers riding a snowmobile. If you are lucky and the weather cooperates this will be the experience of your visit. With this in mind, I booked a trip for 8 family members that were visiting Iceland for the first time to go on Vatnajokull glacier.... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This is a must visit place with an unforgattable experience. Make sure to wear warm clothes which is water and wind proof and wearing gloves is a have to to avoid aaccidents.

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