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Vatnajokull Glacier

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Breathtaking glacier

The glacier was one of the highlights of my trip to Iceland. It is the largest in Europe. Stunning views of it from around the south coast. Hiking around it is special. And take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. It's an easy walk to the glacier with a good path. There are good clean facilities and plenty of parking .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The glacier was one of the highlights of my trip to Iceland. It is the largest in Europe. Stunning views of it from around the south coast. Hiking around it is special. And take the time to climb part of the glacier. Get a guide though.

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Noblesville, Indiana, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here while touring the Ring Road in Iceland. It is an epic photo spot. The glacial lagoon with the glacier and mountain backdrop is amazing. Bring the camera and enjoy. I suspect that taking a boat tour would not produce better photos.. Stopping at the beach near the bridge is a must. Watching all of the ice and... More 

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved that 45 min boat ride on the lagoon...around $ 40 a person...make sure u layer your clothes...guide gives brief talk about history of glacier...he also let's you sample a block of ice he chops into pieces...very nice staff...boat gets fairly close to the iceberg....it is a duck boat...drives from land right into the water and back out again...lots... More 

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the opportunity to take the Vatnajokull tours snowmobile excursion and loved it! The jeep took us up the mountain. Views were amazing. The trip was well organized and they provided snowmobile suits and protective helmets. The only unfortunate thing was that we were completely socked in with fog and could literally only see the snowmobile in front of... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best way to see this area is by purchasing a ticket to ride out into the lagoon. The 40 min boat ride includes a brief talk about the history of the lagoon and an opportunity to hold and sample an iceberg. There is also a gift and snack shop. Arctic terns are nesting in the field around the parking... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This review is to alert travelers that between Jökulsárlón and Höfn, near the hotel Smyrlabjörg, there is a gravel road that you can take to arrive at the Fláajökull tongue of the massive Vatnajökull glacier. Once you arrive at the parking lot, you can cross a bridge and follow a marked path taking you right up to the glacier's edge.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

People climbing and the rest of us just staring, it is amazing. Glaciers you can almost reach out and feel.

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ATHENS, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

If you visit iceland, you have to visit Vatnajokull Glacier. We went there for hiking and was once in a lifetime experience!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

When you walk on this glacier, you feel the energy of the history of this world crunching and sloshing beneath your feet. If you guides are to be believed (believe them), you will be introduced to ice that is older than our species. If you are lucky, you may even encounter an illicit opportunity to harvest some very ancient ice... More 

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