Ice cave tour with Local Guide of Vatnajokull was great. Our guide Tinna was brilliant. Going up the glacier was quite an experience. Going inside the caves, even better. These are natural caves as op...
One of the coolest, most unique places on the planet. Right by the side of the hiway. Unbelievable view of crystal clear lagoon containing dozens of giant icebergs floating along. Boat rides were avai...
Nothing like this place in the whole world - should not be missed
In my opinion this is one of the most unique, visually pleasing and typical natural reserves in Iceland: A huge glacier, making its way to the sea, creating a lake strewn with ice, smaller and larger ...
Absolutely beautiful - go out and around the icebergs on an anphibian vehicle and see the amazing scenery. Not expensive once you are there but cheap at any price, although be prepared for a long jour...
We was mom, dad and 3 kids, 5, 9 and 12 and walked the gletchers at Vatnajokul. Amazing and a must see in life. We stayed at the Skafta fell Hotel which was no luxus but nice and very expensive. You m...
Exploring the inside of a glacier is one incredible experience. Here the entrance is close to the surface illuminating the cave.
The Vatna Glacier is Iceland's largest glacier and the largest glacier in Europe, the third largest glacier in the world.
After arriving at the camp on foot, the staff will send everyone equipment, crampons, hail, helmets, and then take the bus to the place to hike. After getting off at
, the car is divided into several teams, each team has a different team leader. The
glaciers often rain, and when there are sunny days, the weather outside is not the same as the weather on the glaciers. Therefore, the glacier raincoats must be brought on, and it is better to wear the jacket.
When you get on the glacier, the team leader will guide you through the crampons, and the crampons will be tied to the shoes. Hiking glaciers must wear crampons, otherwise the ice will be very slippery.
The route of each team on the glacier is different. The hiking glacier has no requirements for the hiking experience. The difficulty coefficient is very low. Just wear the crampons and follow the leader's footsteps on the ice and step on each step. Just fine.
Our hiking route is the first experience, there is no deep glaciers, so it won't be too tired, going back and forth for almost two hours.
The Vatna Glacier hike
general glacier squad is about 10 people. We were the most late tour of the day.
Vatna's glacier walks are mainly carried out by two travel companies. They are icelandic mountain guides (www.mountainguides.is) and glacier guides (www.glacierguides.is). (Remember that the suffixes of both sites are is
Vatnajökull National Park is located in the vicinity of Huo Si in southeastern Iceland, and ranks third in the world,second to Antarctic glaciers and Greenland glaciers. Here ice caps and exit glaciers are combined. The volcanoes under the glaciers often have crust activity accompanied by large-scale floods and beautiful mountains. There are lavas, craters and hot lakes in the glacier. "Song of Ice and Fire" is performed here every day.