Myrdalsjokull Glacier, Vik

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Experience the thrill and the beauty of Myrdalsjokull Glacier, one of Iceland’s foremost natural wonders. The peak of the glacier reaches 1,493 m (4,898 ft) and its thick ice covers the active Katla volcano. Unlike other glaciers that you can only admire from a distance, here you can get up close, and even step onto the ice and taste the frigid water. You'll be able to choose from a variety of tours ranging from snowmobile and Jeep rides, to dog sledding and ice climbing. Because of crevasses and quickly changing and extreme weather conditions, touring the glacier with an experienced guide is recommended. Plan to visit Myrdalsjokull Glacier and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Vik attractions using our Vik travel site .
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  • August 15, 2017
    We had visited other glaciers in this beautiful country, but were stunned to come across the Myrdalsjokull Glacier...it is all black and white, due to the black sands underneath. The shapes form magni...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    There is not much to say on this majestic scene that deserves just that we admire in taking full advantage of the silence and tranquility of the place!
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  • August 12, 2017
    We had a blast doing the glacier hike!! The guides go over all equipment & safety rules. Easy to Moderate difficulty but we'll worth it! Was able to drink right from a little stream & got some amazing...  more »

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Where to stay in Vik

For such a compact town, Vik and its surroundings boast a surprisingly wide range of accommodations. Many hotels, guesthouses, bed and breakfasts, and private cottages sit among picturesque settings. To get in touch with nature, sleep under the stars at one of the area's large campgrounds. With on-site showers and a distance just a short walk to the town's amenities, campgrounds make an attractive and budget-friendly option here.
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