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Myrdalsjokull Glacier

| Vík í Mýrdal, Vik, Iceland
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Vik
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Traveler Description: Myrdalsjokull is the largest of the glaciers in the area just above Vik.  A finger-like glacier named Solheimajokull juts out from the larger glacier... more »
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Boise, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I went on my firt glacier hike and it was amazing. Johann from the Volcano Hotel was the guide and he was terrific. He made me feel very comfortable with the hike and equipment, He also taught me a lot about the glacier and how it is changing. Great experience

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

this was really cool (no pun intended) way to see a glacier up close. we had to stay back about 100 ft as it was melting and at risk of calving. seeing it as close as we did was great. very easy walk up to the base of it over rolling path. not difficult or step climb. but it is... More

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Boylston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It was so cool that we not only saw a glacier, but even poked around at the edge. Once in a lifetime experience.

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Katonah, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I think the Myrdalsjokull Glacier was extraordinary. we had seen Vatnajokull Glacier the day before -- which is all pristine and white and bluish. But Myrdalsjokull is black - black mountain and black glacial chucks that have broken off and filled the lagoon. And the hike there is nice, short, and well done. This glacier is black because Ejayfjallajokull coated... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Out 4x4 got us safely there as it was deep snow when we went. We opted to walk the trail. Our guide used a rope to get us started and give us confidence but to be honest it was fine without. We loved the hike across the track of the glacier - what an experience. Fantastic glacier vistas in all... More

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Uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

There's no need to take a snowmobile or pay for a glacier walk to experience this impressive natural feature, unless you especially want to. There are two tracks to the glacier - the one nearest to Vik leads to the activity centre where you can pay for the experience, the one nearer to Skogar leads to walking trail you can... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Just do it. By far the most enjoyable and remarkable experience and advancer we are having in our vacation. You on the snowmobile on the top mountain, full of snow. This is an excellent attraction !!

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Urbandale, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We had several views of this majestic glacier. There were several places to hike to the glacier and you could rent flights over it as well. We chose to view from the various stops along Route One and never go tired of photographing the varied views of it.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Spent a morning walking on this glacier in a tour. It was very informative and a beautiful experience.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Another highlight of the Grayline South Shore coach tour was an opportunity to take a step or two onto an actual glacier, although truth be told, we didn't quite manage that, as it required special safety equipment. But we were able to get pretty darn close to the edge of Myrdalsjokull, by way of a bumpy dirt track, off Route... More

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