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Address: | Vík í Mýrdal, Vik, Iceland

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Fire and Ice!

The path to get to the glacier is a long one but it is well worth the journey to walk and see this glacier that sits on top of the volcano Katta!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The path to get to the glacier is a long one but it is well worth the journey to walk and see this glacier that sits on top of the volcano Katta!

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Nagpur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The Myrdalsjokull glacier is like a living god for the Icelandic people. In this glacier nestles the most feared and the most deadliest of all Icelandic volcanoes - Katla. This is the reason it is known as Katla or the the boiling kettle ! We had the opportunity to drive till the edge of the Mydalsjokull glacier. Though we could... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Brilliantly organised - (cold weather kit supplied by the organiser) an hour is good if you have not ridden a snow-mobile before.

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Uckfield, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We did a self drive tour of the south coast of Iceland from Reykjavik to Vik. This glacier wasn't on our itinerary but we made an impromptu stop. Wow!! It turned out to be one of the highlights of our whole trip. The glacier is a picture of absolute natural beauty, with the ash from the 2010 volcano ash cloud... More 

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South Berwick, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My husband and I took the Glacier Tour on Myrdalsjokull Glacier in July, 2015, and we absolutely loved it! The glacier doesn't look like much from the parking area, as the lower part of it is covered by rocks from the broken down mountains. It looks black and dirty. But the tour takes you over that and onto the upper... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is the 4th largest glacier in Europe and it is awesome. We snowmobiled on it for almost 2 hours and we were on top of a volcano that at some time could erupt with enormous force. The glacier is so vast you only see white ice and snow in every direction. You would not want to be alone out... More 

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Kimgo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We did a glacier walk on this glacier and it is a bit scary to see how much the glacier is receding quickly. There is a marker on one spot on the glacier we walked to where our guide showed us that the glacier has melted about 12 feet in height in just 2 months.

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Dana Point
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Was looking forward to a walk on the glacier, however the pathway from the parking lot only went halfway before a sign told us to turn back. we could see people on the glacier but there was no sign to tell us how to get there safely.

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Front Royal, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Pretty awesome sight. The size of the glacier alone is impressive, but after 15 harrowing minutes of driving down the pitted road to get to the glacier, you'll be happy to stay and stare at the dirty ice for a while.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We all had a blast!!! This company was great, they were very accommodating we originally were going at 12 & decided bad weather was coming so called to change to 10 & they took us. Our guide/driver was extremely nice & explained about the areas & answered all of our questions. This was 2 hours of fun & excitement!!! Highly... More 

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

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