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Address: | Vík í Mýrdal, Vik, Iceland
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This was a stop on our day trip and one I would do again but I would like to walk on the glacier. We only spent about 20 minutes on site but we were given time to get right up to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a stop on our day trip and one I would do again but I would like to walk on the glacier. We only spent about 20 minutes on site but we were given time to get right up to the glacier. It was extremely windy that day and with the glacier it made it very cold. The views... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As you are driving past it is easy to miss and just go on to the next waterfall, that's a mistake! A short walk from the cafe and the car park (5-10 mins) you will see the mouth of an incredible glacier, the scale is massive! You can see many people heading off on glacier hikes and going snowmobiling, even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a tour here and experience walking a glacier. Dress up in mountaineering outfits, hike to the glacier and then get your crampons on and head out. Amazing experience and feels like your in the Arctic heading out into the middle of nowhere. Wow!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this in late October. Truly an incredible sight for all. The glacier is worth the journey from Reykjavik. In terms of clothing- layers is the way forward with water/wind proof coat. Sturdy boots and sunglasses too. This is an awe inspiring sight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

What an amazing experience and one I recommend to everyone. We went right up onto this glacier with our snowmobiling company. The views are spectacular and experiencing the 'white out' was crazy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The first glacier you will encounter if you are driving counterclockwise on the Ring Road out of Reykjavik, Myrdalsjokull is easy to get to and striking in it's beauty. This is a good place to meet a glacier for the first time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

It was an amazing experience I have never been this close to a glacier, it seems gigantic, and I was amazed by the different colours, I guess you expect it to white. It seems hard to believe that in real terms this a relatively new glacier, and that it may not be here in 200 years time. I wonder what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I'm not sure how eco-friendly this is, but there is a road that goes almost directly to the glacier. You can park, walk 10 minutes and see the clean ice. It's a beautiful sight and there is a store and restrooms in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Right around Vik you can have a stop at the famous black sand beach, Reynisfjara and Dyrhólaey but you can't miss the Myrdalsjokull (glacier). If you have the chance there are also walking tour on it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We had been hoping to do a Glacier tour but just didn't have enough time. We stopped here instead. As I'm sure it's not the same as doing a tour, this was still a very nice stop. It's and easy walk to the glacier, and you are able to walk right up to it. It's not one of the biggest... More 

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