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Myrdalsjokull Glacier

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Address: | Vík í Mýrdal, Vik, Iceland
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This glacier is stunning. If you're arriving from the west, I recommend driving past the main entrance and turning down the first unpaved road a few hundred yards after the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This glacier is stunning. If you're arriving from the west, I recommend driving past the main entrance and turning down the first unpaved road a few hundred yards after the entrance. This will give you amazing access to the glacier. Use common sense and don't walk onto the glacier. Yes, you really could do that from this access.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a favorite of our group on 15 (ages 18-76) you arrive, are harnessed, sized for cramp tons, and walk 20 min to the glacier. You then put the cramp tons on and hike up the glacier, through ice bridges and tunnels, simply stunningly!

1 Thank M2He
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Apparently it would take 2 hours to melt should there be an eruption, so plenty of time to snowmobile down to the shoreline... which apparently increases by 5km per eruption... We visited the glacier on a snowmobile tour which was great, limited views due to weather conditions but had a totally awesome couple of hours - highly recommend it. *not... More 

Thank edbroo
Vila Franca do Campo, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Words cannot describe how beautiful Iceland is. You hike and see ice floating in the lagoon. The colors of the ice and water are amazing.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not do the extra-charge Glacier Walk, but nevertheless enjoyed the walking and seeing the glacier up close (sort of). We took some great pictures once the sun came out.

1 Thank Elaine B
Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

It was almost evening when we went there and the blue ice was pulling us towards it from very long distance. Believe me we just travelled to a fantasy land here. The view was unbelievable and only we two were here (myself and my wife) and nature had just opened a entire different picture for us to see.. it must... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Husband enjoyed a hike to the place - we were booked on a tour and the guides provided us with the necessary safety equipment (crampons, harness, pickaxe) and taught us how to use it. It is important to have proper hiking shoes to attach your crampons onto - if you don't own a pair, see if you can rent one... More 

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Julian, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We stumbled across this on our way back to Keflavik. SO glad we did. Its a tiny bit of hike to get here - although we are told you can see it very well on a clear day without hiking. We were there on a very cloudy day. It was well worth the 20 min hike. It takes your breath... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

A glacier you can drive right up to and take pictures. We loved the opportunity to just experience this on our own. You can book guided hikes and walks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

I googled visit a glacier by car and found this! The website was a little old as due to melting of the glacier it is now a 20minute walk away but oh so worth it. Beautiful doesn't really do it justice. It's possible to get on top with a guide but just getting close enough to touch the glacier was... More 

Thank Angela H

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