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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 itinerary planner.
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  • The glacier rises above the volcano, an amazing sight. In summer you can also do the rock climbing on ice, but in winter you can see up close. A Song of Ice And Fire
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  • This was my first experience visiting a glacier (so I can't compare it to any others on the island). However, it was my favourite experience in Iceland. The photos speak for volumes about the geograph...  more »
  • We could not go on the glacier because children are not accepted by the guides from 10 years and ours were too young. However the walk of 20 minutes, which leads to the glacier from the parking lot is without difficulty and worth a look.
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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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