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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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Ice Caving Tour Inside Vatnajokull Glacier, Skaftafell, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Ice Caving Tour Inside Vatnajokull Glacier

Set up for a 4-hour hiking and ice caving adventure from Skaftafell National Park where a professional glacier guide will lead the way to some of ...  Read more

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

From USD $177.46
Vatnajökull Glacier Walk from Hali, East Iceland, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Vatnajökull Glacier Walk from Hali

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 $147.34
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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 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
Ice Cave Adventure from Hali, East Iceland, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

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 $169.17
Glacier Walk - Visit Vatnajokull Glacier from Hofn, East Iceland, Hiking & Camping
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Glacier Walk - Visit Vatnajokull Glacier from Hofn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Explore Europe’s largest glacier and take in the views of Iceland’s rugged landscape on this 3.5-hour Vatnajökull walk. Hike up through the rocky ...  Read more

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

From USD $124.00
South Coast Day Trip, Glacier Hike in Vatnajokull National Park and Glacier Lagoon Boat Ride from ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

South Coast Day Trip, Glacier Hike in Vatnajokull National Park and Glacier Lagoon Boat Ride from Reykjavik

4 star rating: Recommended 4 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 $327.31
Ice Climbing Tour on Vatnajökull Glacier from Hali, East Iceland, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

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 $196.45
Glacier Walk on Europe's Largest Glacier: Vatnajokull, East Iceland, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Glacier Walk on Europe's Largest Glacier: Vatnajokull

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
Midnight Sun Glacier Walk on Vatnajökull Glacier from Hofn, East Iceland, Hiking & Camping
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Midnight Sun Glacier Walk on Vatnajökull Glacier from Hofn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Enjoy the silence, the beautiful midnight sun and away from all the traffic on the largest glacier in Europe. If you want to experience the magical midnight ...  Read more

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

From USD $233.00
Sightseeing Flight from Skaftafell Airport, Skaftafell, Hiking & Camping
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Sightseeing Flight from Skaftafell Airport

Based on the weather forecast, flight conditions and many years of experience, your pilot will decide what should be the sightseeing flight of the day. This is ...  Read more

Location: , Iceland
Duration: 20 minutes (approx.)

From USD $223.74

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