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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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109 reviews 109 reviews
64 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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sarasota
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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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Fort Worth
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
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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