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Myrdalsjokull Glacier

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Short drive off the main road - paved all the way. Small little coffee shop at the start of the trail. Just a short easy walk down a trail to the glacier face. You can walk... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Short drive off the main road - paved all the way. Small little coffee shop at the start of the trail. Just a short easy walk down a trail to the glacier face. You can walk right up to it even thought there is a sign that says stay back (everyone walked down) but I would not climb on it... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place, a world of lava and ice! We visited it on summer, and could witness the melting ice and icebergs flowing towards the sea. Very impressive! Inspiring but sad. Make sure to dress some windproof clothes, as even on a warm sunny day the wind was surprisingly strong and cold.

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washington, dc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A short walk right up to this glacier! Plus out-of-this-world views. We saw people do glacier hikes here too.

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Ilion, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice welcome center and clear easy path to the glacier. Impressive site for sure, see it if you have the time.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The glacier hike was the high light of our trip to Iceland. The glacier has a lot of black gravel on top at the start of the hike. There are crevices. We got use to the crampons fairly quickly. I did not use the ice axe on this hike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Strange black glacier. Amazing. Delightfully free of other people. Geology at work, carving out the landscape

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my wife visited the site in july, and even if we didn't take a glacier walk guided tour, we walked toward the icefront (unitl it was permitted) and it was a such spectacular show, totally worth while. The melted-ice lagoon is full of incredible icebergs and the icefront is so huge and scary (in a good way, of... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

My family really wanted to see this glacier so I went too.. I was surprised when this became the favorite part of my trip. The glacier was huge. To think that we only saw a small part of it amazes me. I wish we had done a glacier hike.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

I enjoyed visiting the glacier. We couldn’t get too close as there is a point that you aren’t supposed to cross without a trained guide. However, we still got a good view of the glacier across the lagoon. It’s a bit of a walk from the car park! I have heard the guided glacier walking tours are worth doing. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Myrdalsjökul is a very nice glacier, which is very easily reachable from road 1. You don't need any 4x4 vehicle to get to the glacier and once you parked your car, it just takes a 10-15 minutes walk. It's really worth a stop !

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