Svinafellsjokull Glacier, Svinafell

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  • This is truly an overlooked gem in south Iceland. We visited on a sunny late afternoon and it was absolutely breathtaking. In my opinion it's much more beautiful than the often-mentioned... 
    This is truly an overlooked gem in south Iceland. We visited on a sunny late afternoon and it was absolutely breathtaking. In my opinion it's much more beautiful than the often-mentioned...  more »
  • While most people directly go to Skaftafell National Park, this glacier is not to be missed. You can get very close to the steep glacier, and touch the huge ice cubes on the edge of the glacial... 
    While most people directly go to Skaftafell National Park, this glacier is not to be missed. You can get very close to the steep glacier, and touch the huge ice cubes on the edge of the glacial...  more »
  • The 2km road that leads to the glacier from highway 1 is quite bumpy. We did it on a small 2WD hatchback very slowly (~20km/h) in winter. 
    The 2km road that leads to the glacier from highway 1 is quite bumpy. We did it on a small 2WD hatchback very slowly (~20km/h) in winter.  more »
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  • Breathtaking but also very sad to see how far it's retreated. Very strange to hear the glacier groaning , creaking and cracking. A must visit before they're gone forever.
  • Just beautiful, a must see when in Iceland. Breathtaking sight and a nice trail leading to the glacier. Easily accessible by car, clear warning signs.
  • A small part of the Vatnajokull glacier which is the largest in Europe in terms of volume. Its a 10 min walk from the parking. You cross a property, Hotel Skaftafell and in just a few minutes, you see huge masses of ice. Going by previous pictures before I visited, I must say it's actually deteriorated significantly, which was quite alarming given how much the fresh ice has retreated. The parking for this glacier is very close, just 400 m away from Ring Road and lots of space for parking.
  • Fantastic experience to get very close to the glacier!
  • Fantastic experience. Lots of tender vegetation around the glacier.

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