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Myrdalsjokull Glacier

Address: | Vík í Mýrdal, Vik, Iceland
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Vik
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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Easton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Awesome glacier and you can actually walk ,you find it before Vik ,so beautiful and not well known.If you like glaciers go fo it the view is majestic

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We made a quick stop at the "edge" of the glacier. Our guide was a bit of a downer droning on and on about global warming and the potential eruption of the nearby volcano that will destroy everything. But we ditched him and enjoyed the scenery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

That is quite the spectacle. We drove around the whole thing and it just envelopes the mountains, slowly grinding them down. You feel as if you are on a different planet for sure

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We stopped here during our South Shore Adventure tour with RE and were more than pleased. I had never seen a glacier in real life and it was such an impressive and majestic site! It is definitely worth the short hike!

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Midland ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

simple to access and easy to get close. As tourism rises in Iceland, in a few years there will likely be fences and ropes everywhere so stop here and grab a coffee and listen to the ice break apart

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

For the geographers and academics, it's an impressive sight. If you aren't in tune with these things, I would recommend a quick Wiki. Definitely worth visiting if you're in the area.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The Fawlty Towers of coffee shops, the owner was flustered as he tried to serve, and "catch" people not buying drinks but wanting to use the loo. Having not had sufficient hot water for the 4 of us, we said we would call back after walking up to the glacier view point up the track. Its impressive, unsafe to go... More 

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Split, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Don't miss this!!! For me this is number 1 from Reykjavik to Vatnajokull.Take Your time and walk a little around glacier.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This place is outstanding - it is really surreal to be walking around on such a beautiful and volatile piece of ice. If you're in the area, i recommend going with Mountain Excursion's tour guide - Johann. He took us deep into the glacier at a steady pace, no fussing - just pure exploration.

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Annandale, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Took a snow mobile trip up to the glacier, which was an experience. The road up was well beyond an "F" road, and could barely be traversed by one of those trucks with gigantic tires. There was about 8" of fresh snow from the night before and we got almost to the snow mobiles before we had to stop and... More 

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