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Vatnajokull Glacier

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Incredible scenary - a must-see

Iceland is an amazing country, but some of the sights will stay with you forever. This is one of them. This is one of the best places to see amazing glacial formations without... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tim M
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Iceland is an amazing country, but some of the sights will stay with you forever. This is one of them. This is one of the best places to see amazing glacial formations without venturing too close to either pole.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

hiking this glacier was one of my favorite things in Iceland! So very gorgeous, particularly the séracs, which we hiked to. it was amazing seeing​them up close. the views of the valley from up there were also fantastic. my tour was through Glacier Guides/Arctic Adventures, which I'd highly recommend - really fun staff.

Thank Erica S
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing place. We have been lucky as it was sunny. We have been there in March and have seen just a little bit of it. Definitely would visit this place again.

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

We did the cave tour, not the glacier walk. You need a tour guide for both, and also to access the glacier safely. The tour groups have massive trucks/buses to get over the super bumpy roads. The ice cave was amazing. We couldn't go very far in because there was water but what we did see was amazing. This was... More 

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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This was by far one of the best experiences of my life.the views, the climb, the icecave and the top of the glacier were like nothing you've ever seen. So beautiful and good exercise! We did this activity in the winter and it was great!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

To climb this glacier you need to book with a specialist tour guide. You will need crampons over your shoes, best to wear comfortable shoes preferably with coverage up to the ankles for some support. They will usually provide you a hard hat and axe. There are various levels of difficulty tours. The views from the glacier are just amazing.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I first visited Iceland in March 2016, but our visit to Vatnajokull glacier & the ice cave was cancelled as the ceiling of the ice cave came off, ending the season for ice cave visit. I came back to Iceland in December 2016, and was fortunate to visit the ice cave on Dec 27 (the cave was closed due to... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Visited with a group in a purpose built 4 wheel drive jeep. You have to drive over moraines to access the face of the glacier and I wouldn't dream of doing in a normal car, although we did see some idiots try. When we got to the glacier itself we were taken by our guide to a recently discovered, and... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

Winter is certainly the best time to go. The scenery is absolutely mesmerising. We visited the glacier and the ice cave as part of a tour. Before ascending, we were provided with a helmet, crampons and an ice axe and also were given safety instructions (stomping on the ice with the crampons is must). The glacier hike may be a... More 

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Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We departed from The Glacier Lagoon, driving approximately an hour off road to Iceland’s largest glacier, Vatnajokull.  During the scenic drive in special Super Jeeps, we also enjoyed the resplendent Icelandic highlands. When we arrived, we were provided with crampons, helmut, safety harness and ice picks. After being decked out with the requisite equipment, we embarked on a glacial hiking to the... More 

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