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Myrdalsjokull Glacier

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Address: | Vík í Mýrdal, Vik, Iceland
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worth the short diversion from route 1

just a short drive from route 1 and short walk from a large carpark and you get to enjoy this beautiful glacier you really can get right up and personnal, we just found a spot to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

just a short drive from route 1 and short walk from a large carpark and you get to enjoy this beautiful glacier you really can get right up and personnal, we just found a spot to sit back and watch the intrepid walkers going up onto the glacier then you really appreciate how big it is.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Surrounded by gorgeous mountains, and equipped appropriately with crampons, helmets , instructions and ice axes our group with Extreme Iceland ascended the glacier. The formations and colours are majestic and we followed in single file up, up, up and across the glacier for over an hour. It was strenuous but fun and we made a few stops for photographs. Our... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A short walk from the car park will take you to the edge of this awesome, photogenic Glacier that was popular with many visitors both on & off the glacier

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't do the organised walk n the glacier due to time. But did walk along on the path to it. Amazing sights on the way, great information boards about the glacier and how it is retreating. When you see it, it does take your breath away. Beautiful wonder of the world with so much beauty in its shapes. Loved it

1 Thank Karl F
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a breathtaking place. The size is hard to believe and you can walk right up and touch it. It's also free to view.

1 Thank niall d
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

15 min walk from car park - you need good shoes but easy, so easily accessible and a must do if you are in the area. Liked that the waterfall ended at water - made for a dramatic sight. Café at car park welcome - opportunity to warm up on a cold and wet day.

Thank Tony and Sarah G
Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredible to be able to hike out onto the glacier and explore some of the fissures and caves inside. It is very accessible, but wear real crampons (not just trax) and bring an ice pick. The climb onto the glacier can be slippery especially with any mist or rain falling even up the paths the guides have cut. Melting pretty... More 

1 Thank RickE9999
Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 January 10, 2017

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 January 8, 2017 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 

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