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.
Tours to Vatnajokull
$1,791 BOOK WITH VIATOR 6-Day Small-Group Adventure Tour Around Iceland from Reykjavik
Duration: 6 days
$189 BOOK WITH VIATOR Small Group South Coast, Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach Adventure from Reykjavik
Duration: 15 hours
$127 BOOK WITH VIATOR Small Group Glacier Hiking & Ice Caving Tour Inside Vatnajokull Glacier
Duration: 150 to 180 minutes
$415 BOOK WITH VIATOR Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon 2 Day Tour | Glacier Hike & Entire South Coast
Duration: 2 days
$1,343 BOOK WITH VIATOR 5-Day West Iceland, Ice Cave and Northern Lights Adventure from Reykjavik
Duration: 5 days
$1,706 BOOK WITH VIATOR 8-Day Small Group Winter Tour Around Iceland in Minibus from Reykjavik
Duration: 8 days
This place is like another world. You can never take too many pictures, and this glacier is no exception. more »
Walked through the Falljökull glacier (Vatnajokull) guided by Melrakki Adventures, what a nice experience! You must take a guide to go there, otherwise it's too dangerous. We got the chance to see a..... more »
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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