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Vatnajokull Glacier

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Glacier Hiking

We had a Glacier Hiking on this Glacier during our 3 Day Jokulsarlon Lagoon trip. It rained so hard the night before and we were afraid the hiking would be canceled. Luckily it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We had a Glacier Hiking on this Glacier during our 3 Day Jokulsarlon Lagoon trip. It rained so hard the night before and we were afraid the hiking would be canceled. Luckily it stopped raining in the morning and the sun came out a bit too. Because of the heavy rain, our tour guide told us that it washed out... More 

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Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We did the long drive from Vik to the iceberg lagoon and for a good proportion of the trip we were alongside the glacier. Expect to stop to take lots of photos as it is magnificent scenery even from the road.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We went for a short glacier walk on one of the glaciers that make up the Vatnajokull icecap. We were issued with crampons and ice picks - we enjoyed the experience of our first time on a glacier. Next time, we'd probably go for a longer trip (this was only 2 hours, so you don't get too far).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The best holiday of my life. Went in 1982 with a group in a minibus (accompanied by chuck-wagon) across the central desert and past the glaciers like this one. It was amazing. I was particularly struck by the black-and-white landscape where black volcanic rocks were showing through the white snow. Incredible. We went in July and I remember on one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

To see something like this with your own eyes is truly unforgettable! This experience made we want to come back to Iceland again and again, to see the changes to the nature and to see it in different season. We've been there in February 2014 and were lucky enough to have the glacier water decline, so we could visit the... More 

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Nottingham
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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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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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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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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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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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