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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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116 reviews 116 reviews
22 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

No tour guide is needed to reach this glacier. The road to it is a bit bumpy, but not that long. You can easily do it in a 2WD car. Awesome opportunity to see a glacier. If you're near Vik, Iceland, don't miss this attraction!

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This a nice gem. This glacier gives you the rare opportunity to walk on it without needing a special tour. Most glaciers are surrounded by a small lake with melting water and are therefore inaccessible. This one can easily be reached via a marked trail. It's an amazing feeling to step onto one of these huge entities!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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