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Myrdalsjokull Glacier

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Address: | Vík í Mýrdal, Vik, Iceland
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Alberto C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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1 Thank Alberto C
Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

1) How often can you climb a real Glacier ?? 2) just off main ring road 3) little restriction on access to ice Enjoy !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw the entrance for this Glacier from Ring Road and decided to see how close we could get. You cannot walk on the glacier without assistance / tour guide but you can walk up to it. We hiked to the furthest sign - and then kept going until we got to the fingertip of this particular part of Myrdalsjokull.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A highlight of our trip and not to be missed. Easy walk out to the Glacier. Have never seen anything like it up close!

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Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I personally am past my climbing days, but you can see it well from a distance and it is wonderful to look at.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Approach road is now paved and easy drive to parking lot. A 10 min walk will take you to the glacier tongue. You can touch the glacier caves for nice photos. There is Bath room facilities.

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

did a snowmobile tour, was unique and fun, not too cold. as we're driving on the snow south, the view was great to look at

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