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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We arrived in Reykjavik airport on a 18 hour layover and had arranged a glacier walk tour of Myrdalsjokull with Arcanum Tours. They did a wonderful job and we enjoyed every minute of exploring this beautiful glacier. Would definitely recommend it!!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a glacier that you could walk right onto it without having to join a guided glacier tour. The only setback is that without the crampons/axes (that guided tours would provide) you couldn't really go too far up the glacier as it's too slippery. Having said, the initial portion (edge) of the glacier is flat enough to venture a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I wanted to let my grandchildren touch a glacier, so when they learn about them in school, it will mean more to them. We all enjoyed it very much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It is difficult to say anything about this glacier that has not been said but it is amazing! Better to look at then to try to walk on due to the dangers involved but it is beautiful.

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Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Iceland was our first glacier place, but when you see just the glacier tongues, black and dirty, melting into brown, muddy lakes, you think to yourself: hey, that's not what we agreed on, Iceland! And then we went to Hjörleifshöfði, a huge rock east of Vik where we stayed, we climbed it a bit and then WE SAW IT. It... More

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

When we were at Myrdalsjokull Glacier it was so windy that the wind was moving us. I Will suggest the vistit in nice weather.

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Kirkenes, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a cool place. Make sure you go here before the eruption of Katla. Arcanum Glacier tours offer both snowmobile safaris and Super Jeep tours up on the glacier. Well worth the time and money!

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Longwood, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Went to the glacier as part of a South Shore tour. Expected to see a blue/white glacier like you see in Alaska. That is not the case here, but was interesting to see just the same. Did not do any hiking on the glacier, but walked up to the very edge.

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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We did a super jeep tour with Johann (owner of Volcano Hotel) on the glacier. It was beautiful and I highly recommend it. He had us walking through the snow and exploring ice caves. He was also very knowledgable about the area. Make sure you get up on the glacier, whatever way you can.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

many self-guided trails of varying lengths - we arrived in mid-afternoon and did a 7.5km trail that included outlooks onto the glaciers from the top of the cliff, as well as a short, 1-1.5km that led right up to the glacier itself..simply breathtaking.

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