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Myrdalsjokull Glacier

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Address: | Vík í Mýrdal, Vik, Iceland
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Great accessibility for a glacier

I did not dress for hiking. Luckily this is probably the only glacier reachable with 7cm heels. I would still recommend waterproof clothing and hiking shoes for this. The "road... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Yusi C
Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I did not dress for hiking. Luckily this is probably the only glacier reachable with 7cm heels. I would still recommend waterproof clothing and hiking shoes for this. The "road " to the glacier is covered with all sizes of rocks, steep in some places, and have some small streams running across it. It is amazing to get up and... More 

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Kristiansand, Norway
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I knew we had to drive here to see the tip of this glacier. I love nature and this was something new entirely. I love that we did this :-)

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is so amazing to see! The only reason i havent given it 5 stars is because we didnt actually walk on the glacier, you have to have a guide which is very understandable but we didnt have walking gear or the time, although next time i will definitely be doing the whole thing. Aside from that it was a... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a Floridian being able to see and touch a glacier is an amazing feat! It's so beautiful - even if you don't hike the glacier but just walk around it.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unexpected visit to a glacier. Good signs on the high road 1. Nice walk to the gal ier. Only under supervision you can really get to the glacier. Without supervision up to 500m. Impressive view

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mýrdalsjökull combines all colours of nature at the same time. White from glaciers, black from sand, green from the grass and brown from the mountains combined with blue skies to create a big colur palette. To walk on the glacier, you must have the proper equipment not to fall down or slide. However you can also enjoy the view of... More 

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Reviewed 8 April 2017

We went snowmobiling on top of this glacier, just incredible. The sheer size of it is hard to get to grips with and the snow was knee deep - all whilst being on top of the Katla volcano!

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Southport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Walking on and inside a glacier would be a nice thing to tick off your bucket list! As with many glaciers today, this one is shrinking and in retreat. Easily accessible by road, parking is free and there is a cafe / toilets - don't glance over and mistake them for shipping containers. There are information boards near the car... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

This area was very pretty, site of Stars Wars filming. You need to go with a guide to reach this area in the winter.

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Boston, MA
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

We very much enjoyed this experience while you can't climb the the ice easily alone you most certainly can enjoy the experience without a guide. We didn't go far onto the glacier we got fabulous photos and had no issues wearing boots and snow clothing.

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