Ice Caving – Magnificent Nature of the Vatnajokull Glacier

Ice Caving – Magnificent Nature of the Vatnajokull Glacier

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Vatnajökull is not only the biggest glacier in Iceland but in the whole of Europe. It covers over 8100 km2 and has around 30 outlet glaciers. Vatnajökull National Park was founded in 2008 on the foundation of Skaftafell National Park and Jökulsárgljúfur reserve. The National Park is the largest protected area in Europe. For those looking for a shorter but stunning guided walk, this is a fantastic introduction to the unique world of glaciers. The easiest way to access it is via Skaftafell, which is also a part of the larger Vatnajökull National Park. From Reykjavik, follow route 1 along the south coast for approximately 320 km, until you see a sign for Skaftafell National Park, where you will make a left turn. The journey will take around 4 hours in favourable conditions.

vatnajokull Ice Caving   Magnificent Nature of the Vatnajokull Glacier

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