Vatnajokull, Vatnajokull National Park

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Go for a hike on Vatnajokull, and visit the ice caves with blue ice and views of the glacier from the inside. Under the ice cap of the biggest glacier in Europe lie several active volcanoes and an ice cavern system that is several kilometers long. The surrounding landscape is dotted with black volcanic rocks showing through the white snow. Try ice climbing, or sail up to the glacier and around the icebergs in a speedboat. Watch seals swimming around the ice blocks, which are moving down the channel to the sea. Wear ice shoes with spikes, and bring a hot-water bottle with you. For Vatnajokull and beyond, use our Vatnajokull National Park trip itinerary builder app to get the most from your Vatnajokull National Park vacation.
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  • This enormous glacier stretches as far as you can see with fingers of it poking out of valleys. We had planned to walk on it, but heavy rain led to the tour being cancelled. Instead we went to the gla...  more »
  • Stunning scenery. We went in September and so the crowds had thinned out. You won't forget this place  more »
  • Went up with Galcier travels, Andrei was a great guide and great photographer. Great time on the ice and in the caves.
  • Absolutely amazing place. A must visit for all tourists visiting Iceland
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