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Myrdalsjokull Glacier

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Address: | Vík í Mýrdal, Vik, Iceland

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Great place to visit

That's a long bus trip from Reykjavik, but this place worth it. The edge of ice is melting because of the heat of the ground, but the place is beautiful. Locals organizing Glacier... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

That's a long bus trip from Reykjavik, but this place worth it. The edge of ice is melting because of the heat of the ground, but the place is beautiful. Locals organizing Glacier climbings, too. Unfortunately, I haven't tried but it looked promising. Don't forget a pair of comfortable hiking shoes!

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It's really hard to choose only one best thing about my trip to Iceland, but visiting this glacier would definitely be on my top 4 list. I've never seen or felt anything like it, it really makes you think about natural phenomenons and the beauty in simplicity of ice. And I can't even describe the feeling when I drank the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

this glacier is huge. It was the highlight of my trip as I had always wanted to see one. Its really beautiful and just immense. It is very very windy though. You need to watch your step in the wind and also the slippy rocky paths.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Wow an Amazing site to be seen, we had a great time rain and all, we continued down the trail and now we have walked on a glacier

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Setting aside the fact that the view and the scenery there is just awesome, the fact that you can walk, touch, melt, taste and see that last remnants of the ice age is just overwhelming. I couldn't help wondering while I was out there what we could find if all of it would suddenly melt. If you have time, definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was our first ever glacier to walk on and it was great. We booked a tour (which is the only way to safely walk on the glacier) with the proper equipment and got some great info on the different things. We also drank the water coming from the glaciers which was so good!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We went on a jeep tour of the glacier and it was something completely extraordinary, it was an absolutely fabulous experience and totally unique, as we could see the sea from the mountains. Truly wonderful.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We went on a glacier walk with Johann (from Volcano Hotel) and it was such a great experience. Walking and climbing on a glacier is an awesome thing to do when in Iceland and Myrdalsjokull (with its views from the top and volcano ash) is a wonderful place to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

It was an easy 20 minute or so hike in to the glacier where we approached it. We ran to get pictures and would have liked to spend more time there but it was getting dark. It is really a beautiful walk in and then wow, a wall of ice!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Amazing such an amazing experience it was really windy on top and was blowing the snow everywhere and you couldn't see but was still a unique and amazing experience. It cleared at points and the views were spectacular. We used Arcanum and our guide was really helpful even telling us some great places to go to not widely known to... More 

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Address: Address: | Vík í Mýrdal, Vik, Iceland
Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  South Region  >  Vik

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