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Flaajokull Glacier

| Marked gravel road between Smyrlabjorg and Hoffell, Skaftafell, Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland
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No bridge anymore and a rough road to get there

The bridge was probably destroyed recently and the new way to get to the glacier is either much... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tristan G
,
La Verriere, France
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Drive Up Glacier

A short jaunt down a fairly well maintained gravel road takes you right up to the face of this... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2017
03Val48
,
Silverton, Oregon
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“gravel road” (3 reviews)
“ring road” (2 reviews)
“lagoon” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
| Marked gravel road between Smyrlabjorg and Hoffell, Skaftafell, Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bridge was probably destroyed recently and the new way to get to the glacier is either much longer or non existent. It was close to night time so we drove back to the main road and did not attempt the hike. Great view though,...More

Thank Tristan G
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

A short jaunt down a fairly well maintained gravel road takes you right up to the face of this glacier, which is calving into a lagoon. Icebergs of all sizes are floating around, and you can walk quite close to them and then around the...More

1  Thank 03Val48
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Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

From the ring road, a short drive over a gravel road to the river where you can park and the walk starts. Here starts an one hour walk to the glacier via a marked path. First a pedestrian bridge over the river, then a walk...More

2  Thank ChrisDessein
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Reviewed March 24, 2017

This glacier is incredible! You must not miss the chunks of glacier that have broken off and floating down into the ocean. The colors are surreal.

1  Thank terryswimmom
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Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

One day or a few hours of it is not enough, or at least it was not enough for me, loved every minute of it and they had to drag me out. One of my favorite places on earth.

2  Thank DonCesar
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Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

I thought this will be good But It was great! Great blue iceberg's on the lake. Nice Ice rocks on the Black sea beach During winter there are no boats on the lake and not that many people in the beach. Good! Which is not...More

1  Thank Tissi_Traveling
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Reviewed February 5, 2017

I had a lot of fun there, me and my friends went there thru a tour agency called "into the glacier", everything about the glacier was explained, the visit to the ice cave as well as over the glacier with a nice pure water drinking...More

Thank Russa0
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Reviewed January 25, 2017

The glacier was not all that much, but the ice caves were beautiful and worth the trip. We have gone hiking on a glacier in Alaska and this one was very different. The beautiful blue colors that we saw in Alaska on top of the...More

Thank EmeraldH
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Reviewed July 18, 2016

There are several walking trails and a lot of birdlife to see here. It is the more accessible one of many glaciers flowing south from Vatnajokull glacier. A glacial lagoon has formed at the tip of the glacier. Warm clothing is a must as it...More

3  Thank Mayur S
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Reviewed July 18, 2016

Superb introductory Glacier walk with Mel and Gisli making sure our crampons fitted, pointing out "moulins", ice mice, crevasses, Trolls and glacial features, guiding us every step of the way and warning us not to drink too much glacial water as by osmosis it will...More

Thank Peter B
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