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Myrdalsjokull Glacier
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Ranked #5 of 26 things to do in Vik
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

From far away, we could already see the huge lava like formation of this glacier, except it is white-greyish in colour. To access the end of the glacier, we went through a short bumpy ride. Simply a surreal scene to see the green mountains above the glaciers.

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Reviewed October 16, 2013

We saw the glacier sort of by accident. We saw a bunch of tourist buses going down a crappy gravel road towards the glacier and got curious. I'd suggest only going down this road in a compact if you have some experience driving on bad gravel roads. I'd rate this at the medium level of driving difficulty and my advice is to drive very slow. The main danger is from tire destroying rocks. Potholes actually weren't too terrible, driven through worse.

As to the glacier itself, there are two parking lots. The first one is for the restaurant and ridge trail over the glacier. The second lot is to the trail the walks up straight to the glacier. You are able to climb around some of the calved pieces of glacier. I didn't even realize I was standing on ice at first until I knocked some of the dirt away with my boot. You can take short routes down to touch and run around the face of the glacier. Walking further on the glacier requires special equipment and guides. But if all you want to do is get close and touch the thing, then you can do that without having to bother with the time and expense of getting outfitted. It is late in the season and the glacier tongue is quite dirty, but still very neat. There are lots of interesting rocks lying around too from the volcano the glacier sits on, Katla.

My second grader enjoyed the visit, so I'd recommend it for families with children around this age.

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Reviewed October 10, 2013

We spent 3 nights in a B&B in Vik, Volcano House. The owne, Johanne, took us on the Myrdalsjokull hike and it was incredible! Johanne shared with us his family history, about what life was like just 20 years ago in this incredible country. Johanne is part of the "Rescue Squad" for stranded or lost glacier hikers so is super knowledgeable. He has war stories to tell that rival the best novels! Plus, he is quite knowledgeable about the history of the glaciers and can tie it all back to global warming and make the whole issue come alive for you. Johanne does almost daily climbs on the glaciers and knows all its secrets. He showed us glistening glacier caves and tunnels that glow in surreal blue and waterfall. He even said that a couple of days before our visit, there was even a fountain where melting glacial water spurted out of the ice!

Johanne was extremely patient with our daughter who had endless questions. If you can score a trip with him, you've got it made! Volcano hotel http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g189978-d2240960-Reviews-Volcano_Hotel-Vik_South_Region.html is an excellent place to stay while exploring Vik and all the way to Jorkulsarlon. By the way, Mrs. Johanne is an excellent cook and this will be some of the best food you taste outside of Reyjavik.

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Reviewed September 27, 2013

Done a snowmobile tour to the top of the glacier was an amazing experience, the sheer whiteness of the sky against the snow was incredible.

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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Everyone talks about the Golden Circle, but I think the drive to Vik, the waterfalls along the way, and the glacier were even better! We didn't do the tour on the glacier, but still thought it was well worth the bumpy drive to walk to and around the glacier.

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