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Jokulsargljufur National Park

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Crystal beach

Where the river meets the sea the icebergs float past and beach themselves at high tide allowing you to get up close and personal with the ice!

Reviewed 30 July 2016
Peter B
Somerset, United Kingdom
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Where the river meets the sea the icebergs float past and beach themselves at high tide allowing you to get up close and personal with the ice!

Thank Peter B
Boca Raton, Florida
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1,512 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 423 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

This reference is focussed on Hljodaklettar which is a real geological highlight The rare formations speak of the massive power of nature. The strange river noise acoustics were curious too.

Thank David G
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015

One of the most interesting and beautiful places I have been to. Just breath taking. Bring your camera and allow a plenty of time to explore!

Thank Sergeyontheroad
Brooklyn, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

I've traveled a fair amount and usually come to the conclusion that parks in the US offer just about anything you could want to see in the rest of the world. (Arrogant American, I know). This place, seen in late October, was an exception. The view of the canyon, with the snow turning a color photograph into monochrome, was amazing.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

We visited the park as part of the Diamond Circle Day Trip from Akureyri. Visiting on a beautiful warm day in August, we hiked into the park near the river. We soon came upon a large area of highly unusual lava formations, some with artistic swirls and whorls. We hiked around the area and saw caves and arches. Another reminder... More 

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Sun City, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We approached from North. You can drive right next to walls. For Americans it is like a mini- Canyon de Chelly.

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

After seeing Asbyrgi (just O.K.) we headed south on 862. First stop was to hike the full circle in Vesturdalur, which includes the red hills of Rauðhólar. You'll see beautiful rock formations along a churning river. It takes 2-3 hours to do the whole circle. Get there early as when we left there were 20-30 people arriving. We hiked it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

You can't miss this place. From the capital to Jokursalon the site are amazing. When you finally arrive (yes it is a bit far) it's different than everything I've ever seen. Speechless.

Thank EduBoldrini
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Made a small (2 hour) hike half-way the national park, near Vesturdalur. There's a nice camping and the hiking trails start not too far from it. The hike towards Raudholar is not easy and requires some climbing. Nevertheless most people will be able to finish it. Really fabulous views!! Tip: follow the path counter-clockwise, so go down to the river... More 

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

We followed road 862 northward (along the west side of the Jokulsa a Fjollum river) through Jokulsargljufur National Park. In the southern part of the park, there are 3 beautiful waterfalls: Dettifoss, Selfoss and Hafragilsfoss. Each one of these waterfalls can be accessed after a short walk. In the center of the park, we visited Hljóðaklettar(Echo or Whispering Rocks) and... More 

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