Experience the thrill and the beauty of Mýrdalsjökull, one of Iceland’s foremost natural wonders. The peak of the glacier reaches 1,493 m (4,898 ft) and its thick ice covers the active Katla volcano. Unlike other glaciers that you can only admire from a distance, here you can get up close, and even step onto the ice and taste the frigid water. You'll be able to choose from a variety of tours ranging from snowmobile and Jeep rides, to dog sledding and ice climbing. Because of crevasses and quickly changing and extreme weather conditions, touring the glacier with an experienced guide is recommended. Plan to visit Mýrdalsjökull and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Vik attractions using our Vik travel site.
Tours to Mýrdalsjökull
$158 BOOK WITH VIATOR Quad Bike Tour on Black Lava Sands from Mýrdalur Quad Bike Tour on Black Lava Sands from Mýrdalur
Duration: 2 hours
$209 BOOK WITH VIATOR Snowmobiling Experience on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier Snowmobiling Experience on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
Duration: 3 hours
Plenty of free parking. Toilet facilities 300isk. A van is there selling some hot food. If you want to walk on the glacier you will require equipment which can be hired from the hut & a guide will...
Plenty of free parking. Toilet facilities 300isk. A van is there selling some hot food. If you want to walk on the glacier you will require equipment which can be hired from the hut & a guide will... more »
Water bubbling out of the mountain as you walk a path overlooking a body of water with mountainous terrain behind as you round a bend to see a wall of ice and a field of snow behind. Absolutely...
Water bubbling out of the mountain as you walk a path overlooking a body of water with mountainous terrain behind as you round a bend to see a wall of ice and a field of snow behind. Absolutely... more »
Superb adventure, it was the coolest ice cave though had to walk for 15-20mins but it’s worth. Need to be prepared for extreme cold and rain ☔️ and careful while walking around as it could be slippery.
Amazing icecap. Not many people stop by here. After you park, there is about a kilometer hike. You can just go up it but once you reach the ice stairs, you will realize you need glacier shoes to go any further. The glacier gives off a very pretty teal.
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