Vatnajokull, Vatnajokull National Park

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Go for a hike on Vatnajokull, and visit the ice caves with blue ice and views of the glacier from the inside. Under the ice cap of the biggest glacier in Europe lie several active volcanoes and an ice cavern system that is several kilometers long. The surrounding landscape is dotted with black volcanic rocks showing through the white snow. Try ice climbing, or sail up to the glacier and around the icebergs in a speedboat. Watch seals swimming around the ice blocks, which are moving down the channel to the sea. Wear ice shoes with spikes, and bring a hot-water bottle with you. For Vatnajokull and beyond, use our Vatnajokull National Park trip itinerary builder app to get the most from your Vatnajokull National Park vacation.
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  • Beautiful. Take a deep breath and breathe in the fresh air! We were there with almost no other people and were able to spot a couple of seals playing in the lagoon. We also got to see one of the ice.....  more »
  • This thing is huge. I drove all day with it on my left all day. Respect. It fills valleys (and carves them)  more »
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  • We hiked this beauty in the rain. It is the largest glacier in Europe. What an adventure!
  • Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Iceland, is home to the popular Crystal Cave. This is one of those places that you are not supposed to visit by yourself. ... The Crystal Cave can only be entered during winter. During the summer, this and other ice tunnels are the glacier's natural draining channels.

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