Vatnajökull National Park

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Trace Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon to its nearest glacier, and you’ll find Vatnajökull. Trek up the slopes to Europe’s biggest ice cap, as it covers a significant amount of Iceland (more than 8% of land area!). Vatnajökull is so vast that little glaciers flow out from it, becoming “jökull” (glacier)—where Jökulsárlón takes its name from. The frost branches out from southeast of the island, covering many attractions in Vatnajökull National Park. You’ve seen ice at work on water, now see it slide slowly over land! Just under the surface, several volcanoes lay in waiting. When they erupt under the frost, little melt pockets weaken until water bursts forth. Skirt Vatnajökull to Jökulsárlón and its fellow glaciers: Hjallanes, Heinaberg, and Hofellsjökull. The small fishing town of Hofn is at the foot, offering quaint views of the magnificent icescapes.


Glacier · Serene Getaway · Action Adventure · Backpack · Heavy Walking · Off the Beaten Track · Flexible · Photo Spot · Expect Nothing · Big Groups · For Two · Small Groups

Iceland

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