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Reviewed 3 days ago

Its a huge glacier and you can get very close to the lagoon. Difficult to miss and a short hike is enough to take you there.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sharpshooterpratham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was honestly my daughters and my favorite stop throughout our trip in Iceland. Our guide Ole was funny, cool and very knowledgeable. Throughout the tour we got to go in 3 ice caves, we went on the morning trip and had the most perfect...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kristinak27
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I highly recommend to take the trip during winter so you can experience the glacier trips and the ice caves. During summer the ice caves tours are closed due to the temperatures.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank vladfeier
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

We made the short hike back to this glacier independently (not on a tour). The contrast of the black soil against the glacier with the moss-covered surroundings was almost surreal. An easy trek to make on your own (with crampons/yaktrax).

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Julesinerie
Reviewed 8 November 2018

You are in Iceland, go see a glacier, it is really neat to see, you can get super close and walk around the lagoon.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 1 November 2018

the glacier is hard to escape once in the area around highway 1 between vic and horn. a prominent feature and well worth getting up close.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FredandPeggy K
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Be prepared to pay for parking within the visitor's center upon arrival. You'll need your tag number, so take it in with you as to avoid returning to your vehicle. The walk to the glacier is 1.8 miles, but seems like less. The glacier itself...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Alaina1024
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Wow if anyone doesn't believe in Global warming you need to witness the glaciers melting in front of your eyes. They are beautiful to view and sad to see at the same time. A definite must do when going to Iceland.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank deborahscottspencer
Reviewed 7 October 2018

This enormous glacier stretches as far as you can see with fingers of it poking out of valleys. We had planned to walk on it, but heavy rain led to the tour being cancelled. Instead we went to the glacier bay where small icebergs float...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 370vincent
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Stunning scenery. We went in September and so the crowds had thinned out. You won't forget this place

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Gravitania | Reviewed this property |
Hi! We went for a 2 hour tour of the ice cave suitable for beginners. it was slippery but not too long to walk to the caves. We went in March and the winds were extremely strong. This makes it even more slippery. They gave... More
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