Myrdalsjokull Glacier, Vik

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Experience the thrill and the beauty of Myrdalsjokull Glacier, one of Iceland’s foremost natural wonders. The peak of the glacier reaches 1,493 m (4,898 ft) and its thick ice covers the active Katla volcano. Unlike other glaciers that you can only admire from a distance, here you can get up close, and even step onto the ice and taste the frigid water. You'll be able to choose from a variety of tours ranging from snowmobile and Jeep rides, to dog sledding and ice climbing. Because of crevasses and quickly changing and extreme weather conditions, touring the glacier with an experienced guide is recommended. Plan to visit Myrdalsjokull Glacier and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Vik attractions using our Vik travel site .
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  • This was one of my absolute favorite stops. The glacier is just stunning. You can't help but just look around in awe at the amazing natural beauty offered here. Once in a lifetime photo opportunities....  more »
  • Who knew an area near a glacier would be cold!! There is a nice little hiking trail that would be nice with older kids or kids you can fit in a carrier on a nice day. But on a windy/cold day, our 5 mo...  more »
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  • One of the best attractions on Iceland with stunning view.
  • The fourth largest glacier in Iceland, Myrdalsjokull is a true embodiment of the land of fire and ice. Deep within Myrdalsjokull’s ice cap lies one of the largest active volcanoes in Iceland, the destructive Katla. Set along Iceland’s popular south coast, Mydalsjokull is one of Iceland’s most easily accessible glaciers, jam packed with activities. For visitors, you may choose to make a short short to get a feel of the glacier by site, or explore deeper by taking a few hours to one-day stop, depending on individual strengths and gear preparation to hiking over snow-clad mountains.
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