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Vatnajokull National Park

Covering an area of 12,000 square-kilometers and encompassing the former National Parks of Jökulsárgljúfur and Skaftafell, Vatnajokull National Park has been collecting superlatives since it was established in 2008. The park is now Western Europe’s largest national park (covering almost 13% of the country), dominated by the Vatnajökull glacier, Europe’s largest glacier, and containing Iceland's highest mountain, Öraefajökull, and deepest lake, Jökulsárlón.

An unyielding landscape of land and fire, Vatnajökull presents some of Iceland’s most diverse and dramatic scenery including glacial plateaus, active volcanoes, towering ice caps, beaches of black ash and bubbling geothermal terrain. The southern territory of Skaftafell is the gateway to the most accessible area of the glacier and one of the most popular regions of the park, with the Skaftafell Visitor Center providing a detailed introduction to the park’s many geological wonders. Glacier hiking, ice climbing, snowmobile rides and lagoon boating are all popular activities within the national park, with highlights including the Svartifoss (Black Falls), the crater lake of Lake Askja, the mighty Dettifoss waterfalls and Iceland's most active volcano, Grímsvötn.

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Vatnajökull Glacier Walk from Hali, East Iceland, null
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Vatnajökull Glacier Walk from Hali

4.5 star rating: Recommended 48 Reviews

In this glacier walk with a local guide from Hali you experience the wonders of Vatnajökull glacier. Our guide takes you on an unforgettable journey on ...  Read more

Location: Höfn, Iceland
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $131.40
Day Trip to the Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Walking Tours
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Day Trip to the Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón from Reykjavik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Reviews

Experience a day full of glaciers, icebergs and waterfalls at Iceland's jewel. This guided day tour takes you along the south coast of Iceland with views of ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $179.00
Day Trip to Vatnajokull National Park including Glacier Walk and Lagoon Boat Ride, Reykjavik, Day ... 
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Day Trip to Vatnajokull National Park including Glacier Walk and Lagoon Boat Ride

4 star rating: Recommended 39 Reviews

This tour is your chance to go on a unique outdoor adventure in southeast Iceland. From Reykjavik, visit Vatnajökull National Park, home to the largest ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $342.68
Glacier Walk - Visit Vatnajokull Glacier from Hofn, East Iceland, Day Trips
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Glacier Walk - Visit Vatnajokull Glacier from Hofn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

This is an excellent glacier walk for those who want to experience the glacier away from the crowd. On this tour you will be given the opportunity to ...  Read more

Location: Höfn, Iceland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.00
Ice Climbing Tour on Vatnajökull Glacier from Hali, East Iceland, Hiking & Camping
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Ice Climbing Tour on Vatnajökull Glacier from Hali

In this Ice climbing tour with a local guide from Hali you experience the wonders of Vatnajökull glacier. Our guide takes you on an unforgettable journey ...  Read more

Location: Höfn, Iceland
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $205.67
Glacier Walk on Europe's Largest Glacier: Vatnajokull, East Iceland, Day Trips
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Glacier Walk on Europe's Largest Glacier: Vatnajokull

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Challenging and informative walk on the largest glacier of Europe, this will almost certainly be one of your most memorable experience whilst in Iceland. Make ...  Read more

Location: Höfn, Iceland
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $199.00
Ice Cave Adventure from Hali, East Iceland, Hiking & Camping
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Ice Cave Adventure from Hali

In this ice cave tour you will experience a unique ice cave in the wonders of Vatnajökull glacier, Europe's largest ice cap. The tour is intended for ...  Read more

Location: Höfn, Iceland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $177.11
Ultimate Guided Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Minibus Tour including Boat Ride, ... 
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Ultimate Guided Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Minibus Tour including Boat Ride

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 36 Reviews

Discover the piercing blue chunks of ice floating in the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon on this all-day tour. During a bus transfer, enjoy the ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $191.00
3-Hour Glacier Hike in Skaftafell National Park, Skaftafell, Day Trips
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3-Hour Glacier Hike in Skaftafell National Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

The 3 hour Glacier Hike in Skaftafell National Park includes a introductory hike on Falljökull Glacier with a certified glacier guide. Falljökull ...  Read more

Location: Skaftafell, Iceland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $93.70
Akureyri Airvan Flight: Iceland Highland Ultimate, Akureyri, Hiking & Camping
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Akureyri Airvan Flight: Iceland Highland Ultimate

Soar above some of the most amazing pearls of the highlands in this 90 minute ultimate tour. Get an astonishing aerial perspective of the Askja caldera, Lake ...  Read more

Location: Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $342.79

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