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Svinafellsjokull Glacier

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Svinafellsjokull Glacier

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Tissa.travels wrote a review Apr 2020
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,060 contributions715 helpful votes
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While most people directly go to Skaftafell National Park, this glacier is not to be missed. You can get very close to the steep glacier, and touch the huge ice cubes on the edge of the glacial lagoon. Absolutely stunning, and there is hardly anyone around.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Ronald L wrote a review Feb 2020
Hong Kong, China33 contributions1 helpful vote
The 2km road that leads to the glacier from highway 1 is quite bumpy. We did it on a small 2WD hatchback very slowly (~20km/h) in winter.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Greg wrote a review Feb 2020
Beijing, China62 contributions9 helpful votes
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An incredible view. A short drive off of the main N1 route on a pretty rough and bumpy road (however no 4x4 needed) brings you to a parking space. From there one can take a walk along the side of the mountain on the glacial lake. Crampons are essential in winter, the track is very slippery, steep and narrow. If you slip you will end up in the lake 20+ meters below. The views are totally worth it, sunset there is beautiful. The ice is an amazing blue colour and can be heard cracking and groaning as it slips slowly down the mountain side. One can apparently walk all the way to the glacier but I was unable to as I didn’t have the correct equipment.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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OZS_ATW wrote a review Nov 2019
Budapest, Hungary1,620 contributions404 helpful votes
We had a very tight program, so did not have much time. we were just passing by. The landscape with the glacier was amazing!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Northern_Traveler00 wrote a review Sep 2019
Boston, Massachusetts43,990 contributions279 helpful votes
An amazing glacial tongue! Two roads, really. Both the road just east of the entrance to Skaftafell and the road beyond that take you to different sides of this beautiful glacier. The more westerly road is in dreadful shape, but brings you to a parking lot near the ice. The more easterly road is in great shape, but leaves you with a 20 minute or so walk to the ice. You will be relatively alone here with nature. You can walk to old icebergs that have broken off and may or may not be floating in water. You can have complete silence other than the wind. You will experience nothing like this elsewhere.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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