Go for a hike on Vatnajokull, and visit the ice caves with blue ice and views of the glacier from the inside. Under the ice cap of the biggest glacier in Europe lie several active volcanoes and an ice cavern system that is several kilometers long. The surrounding landscape is dotted with black volcanic rocks showing through the white snow. Try ice climbing, or sail up to the glacier and around the icebergs in a speedboat. Watch seals swimming around the ice blocks, which are moving down the channel to the sea. Wear ice shoes with spikes, and bring a hot-water bottle with you. For Vatnajokull and beyond, use our Vatnajokull National Park trip itinerary builder app to get the most from your Vatnajokull National Park vacation.
Tours to Vatnajokull
$1,826 BOOK WITH VIATOR 6-Day Small-Group Adventure Tour Around Iceland from Reykjavik
Duration: 6 days
$165 BOOK WITH VIATOR Small Group South Coast, Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach Adventure from Reykjavik
Duration: 15 hours
$115 BOOK WITH VIATOR Small Group Glacier Hiking & Ice Caving Tour Inside Vatnajokull Glacier
Duration: 150 to 180 minutes
$415 BOOK WITH VIATOR Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon 2 Day Tour | Glacier Hike & Entire South Coast
Duration: 2 days
$1,369 BOOK WITH VIATOR 5-Day West Iceland, Ice Cave and Northern Lights Adventure from Reykjavik
Duration: 5 days
This place is like another world. You can never take too many pictures, and this glacier is no exception. more »
Walked through the Falljökull glacier (Vatnajokull) guided by Melrakki Adventures, what a nice experience! You must take a guide to go there, otherwise it's too dangerous. We got the chance to see a..... more »
Beautiful. Take a deep breath and breathe in the fresh air! We were there with almost no other people and were able to spot a couple of seals playing in the lagoon. We also got to see one of the ice..... more »
We hiked this beauty in the rain. It is the largest glacier in Europe. What an adventure!
Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Iceland, is home to the popular Crystal Cave. This is one of those places that you are not supposed to visit by yourself. ... The Crystal Cave can only be entered during winter. During the summer, this and other ice tunnels are the glacier's natural draining channels.
Went up with Galcier travels, Andrei was a great guide and great photographer. Great time on the ice and in the caves.
Very beautiful and strange place to be. A lot to see here. We did an extrusion to the Katla ice cave and ended up in top of the glacier. Expect some tourism in the high season, but there are enough places to see without it. Really recommend this place to visit.
A beautiful glacier to hike on. Lovely scenery of be the surrounding area too! I joined Glacier Guides and they were very experienced. The guide were friendly and extremely informative on the glacier and also the use of the glacier gear.
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