Flaajokull Glacier, Vatnajokull National Park

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  • We did a last minute amphibious boat tour. They had tons of room for walk ups. If we hadn’t had that tour, it would be a 2 out of 5. How much ice is on the shore is directly dependent on when you go.....  more
    We did a last minute amphibious boat tour. They had tons of room for walk ups. If we hadn’t had that tour, it would be a 2 out of 5. How much ice is on the shore is directly dependent on when you go.....  more »
  • We did a get tour with this company to walk on the glacier. They supplied all the equipment and then we took a bus to the start of the glacier. A short 20 minute walk and we were on the ice. Our... 
    We did a get tour with this company to walk on the glacier. They supplied all the equipment and then we took a bus to the start of the glacier. A short 20 minute walk and we were on the ice. Our...  more »
  • I believe this was the glacier we walked on because the closer two to the National Park were closed for safety reasons. About a 15 minute drive from Skaftafell National Park. If you haven't walked on....  more
    I believe this was the glacier we walked on because the closer two to the National Park were closed for safety reasons. About a 15 minute drive from Skaftafell National Park. If you haven't walked on....  more »
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  • The west side of Fláajökull, hidden from the main road, is exceptionally beautiful... You need to follow the road from behind Flatey and drive all the way to the end... Then follow the hiking path from the parking place until you get to a rocky riverbed, follow the riverbed and you will get to the glacier lagoon...
  • Nice glacier with two lobes. Yes, the footbridge was still gone (September 2018), but it is still possible to drive to the end of the road (where the small car park is) and than walk toward glacial lake and see some of the spectacular geomorphology related to south-eastern lobe. North-western lobe (smaller) can be also easily visited - you have to take a road to Heinabergjokull, then take a side road to small waterfall, where there is a parking. From there, the walk to the ice margin is about 30 min. There are some marked trails as well.
  • Nice looking glacier tongue with lots of hiking opportunities. You can get really close to the glacier but please beware and don't do anything that puts you in danger. Ice climbing without the know-how and/or a guide is dangerous. Just look at it and appreciate Icelands beautiful nature.
  • Nice place but the bridge is broken so don't bother going there since you cannot approche the glacier and there are other glacier you approche around this place. If the brigde gers build again I would highly recommand the place. We were there on May 31 2018.
  • The Glacier seems beautiful but the bridge is broken so you can’t reach it.

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