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Vatnajokull Glacier

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Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

We departed from The Glacier Lagoon, driving approximately an hour off road to Iceland’s largest glacier, Vatnajokull.  During the scenic drive in special Super Jeeps, we also enjoyed the resplendent Icelandic highlands. When we arrived, we were provided with crampons, helmut, safety harness and ice picks. After...More

1  Thank Helen L
Reviewed December 20, 2016

From the parking lot on the Highway 1 make a 5 minute walk to the river and you will have a lovely and peaceful view over a river and its banks, Area covered with rocks and beautifull flowers. nice for a half hour stop.

Thank Mark U
Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

If you are going to be in Iceland, you must go here! Use the tour company called "Guide to Iceland" and do the ice cave tour. You get to hike up a glacier and climb down into an ice cave. No other experience like it!

Thank Chelsea L
Reviewed November 27, 2016

This was an amazing adventure!! The tour guides were great! We were off roading to the Glacier, then received helmet and crampons and walked on the Glacier! It was unbelievable. There were 15 of us, three families, ranging in age from 13 to 55. It...More

Thank Lynn N
Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

This and the glacier lagoon was an incredible day trip. Worth the drive and enduring the bitter cold weather!

Thank JuliaTheItinerant
Reviewed October 29, 2016

We went on the glacier in September with a snowscooter but you can not see anything but fog. The weather is to bad to have a happy time. This is normal this year they say and the best time to go on the galcier is...More

Thank Patricia R
Reviewed October 17, 2016

If you live in a city like me and are always rushing from one place to another, this is where you will suddenly see how petty your life has been. Nature at its very raw and best form! Must do

1  Thank Niriha K
Reviewed September 28, 2016

if u r taking a ring road trip, u must not miss this amazing glacier. its located just beside the road and very easy to find. amazing view and breathtaking nature. can take boat tours here. has a small cafe near it and can spend...More

Thank Jalal I
Reviewed September 28, 2016

It's best to go on a cloudy day, as with all things, colour is more vibrant in photos with overcast days. Our guide for the zodiac tour we did also told us that the icebergs which broke off overnight or in the morning will lose...More

Thank KCHarper
Reviewed September 21, 2016

Amazing is the word ! A must see !! We went for a tour in a boat was was thrilling. Nice photographs were taken to remain in memory !!!

Thank Biju J
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Alan P
hi, is it possible to drive in vatnajokull glacier to the ice cave?
January 4, 2017|
Response from Patricia R | Reviewed this property |
No that is not possible by yourselve. It is very dangerous to do so.crevases, dangerous roads and remote area without help if you have any problem.
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Ana T
Hi There! Thanks for your info. I was wondering if I really need a guide to go into the glacier and if it is possible to reach the parking area with a camper van.. I'd like to goby the end of may.. thank you!
October 11, 2016|
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Response from Gaetan2950 | Reviewed this property |
It is better to take a guide, glaciers are rather dangerous to walk on. Parking is indicated as private terrain. Parking area at Skaftafell visitor centre is reachable by camper. Guided tours start form there with special... More
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