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NATURE

SWEET SUMMER

The summertime in the Vatnajökull Region is filled with exciting adventures, bright nights and everlasting memories. Make sure to book adventurous tours and comfortable accommodation in time to have your share of the fun! Hello sweet summer!

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LOCAL CUISINE

HAVE A TASTE OF VATNAJÖKULL

While travelling in the Vatnajökull Region you can enjoy a tasty meal at a variety of restaurants. Most of our restaurants and diners offer courses made out of local ingredients, and be sure to ask for the unique Vatnajökull beer which is brewed using icebergs from Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon!

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NORTHERN LIGHTS

SIMPLY WOW

Have you ever dreamt of gazing at the night sky full of dancing northern lights? The Vatnajökull Region gives you the unique opportunity of experiencing these magical lights surrounded by mountain tops and Europe’s largest glacier. Simply wow!

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HÖFN HARBOUR

THE JOY OF DISCOVERING

Höfn is a blooming community close to the biggest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull in the south eastern part of Iceland. Explore the breathtaking scenery and the ‘old harbour’ quaintness.

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TRAVEL SHOW

JOIN US AND DISCOVER THE REGION OF VATNAJÖKULL

On this program Ása Steinars, Icelandic travel photographer discovers the world of Vatnajökull and everything that it has to offer – Seeing is believing!

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The Vatnajökull Region

The Vatnajökull Region stretches over a large area on the southeast coast of Iceland, from the majestic mountain Lómagnúpur in the west over to the captivating landscape of Hvalnes in east. Travellers in the Vatnajökull Region have the privilege of visiting Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull, along with numerous nearby attractions

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Wherever you travel in Vatnajökull region, you can find one natural pearl after a another 🤩
Be sure to stop at Breiðamerkursandur on your way through the Vatnajökull region 🖤

Wherever you travel in Vatnajökull region, you can find one natural pearl after a another 🤩
Be sure to stop at Breiðamerkursandur on your way through the Vatnajökull region 🖤
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Have you been in the presence of a glacier 🧊 
How about kayaking 🛶

Learn more about how to do both 👇🏼
www.visitvatnajokull.is/activity/

Have you been in the presence of a glacier 🧊 
How about kayaking 🛶

Learn more about how to do both 👇🏼
www.visitvatnajokull.is/activity/
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TASTE OF VATNAJÖKULL
While traveling in the Vatnajökull Region you can enjoy a tasty meal at a variety of restaurants 🍽

Most of these restaurants and diners offer courses made out of local ingredients and be sure to ask for the unique Vatnajökull beer 🍺 which is made out of icebergs from Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.

TASTE OF VATNAJÖKULL
While traveling in the Vatnajökull Region you can enjoy a tasty meal at a variety of restaurants 🍽

Most of these restaurants and diners offer courses made out of local ingredients and be sure to ask for the unique Vatnajökull beer 🍺 which is made out of icebergs from Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.
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Jökulsárlón is different from other glacial lagoons in the sense that wildlife is bustling. Fish enter the lagoon, which means that there are a lot of harbor seals and seabirds 🐧 🦭

Vatnajökull region offers two types of sailing, around Fjallsárlón and then Jökulsárlón.

Get to know the trips better 👇🏼
www.visitvatnajokull.is/activity/

Jökulsárlón is different from other glacial lagoons in the sense that wildlife is bustling. Fish enter the lagoon, which means that there are a lot of harbor seals and seabirds 🐧 🦭

Vatnajökull region offers two types of sailing, around Fjallsárlón and then Jökulsárlón.

Get to know the trips better 👇🏼
www.visitvatnajokull.is/activity/
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Ása Steinars, travel photographer, took a trip around Vatnajökull region, where she visited Ingólfshöfði and Hoffell.

She walked up the hill where the bird life welcomed her and the view was great. The walk took an end in a hot natural pool at Hoffell ⛰

Check out more of Ása's adventures in Vatnajökull region 👇🏼 www.visitvatnajokull.is/is/ferdathaettir/

Ása Steinars, travel photographer, took a trip around Vatnajökull region, where she visited Ingólfshöfði and Hoffell.

She walked up the hill where the bird life welcomed her and the view was great. The walk took an end in a hot natural pool at Hoffell ⛰

Check out more of Ása's adventures in Vatnajökull region 👇🏼 www.visitvatnajokull.is/is/ferdathaettir/
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Happy sailors day ⚓️

For decades, the fishing industry was the main industry at Höfn.
Vatnajökull region is not only close to glaciers, as it is by the sea and therefore an interesting area to explore.

Happy sailors day ⚓️

For decades, the fishing industry was the main industry at Höfn.
Vatnajökull region is not only close to glaciers, as it is by the sea and therefore an interesting area to explore.
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Diverse accommodation options are available in Vatnajökull region, so everyone should find something to their liking ⛺️ 🏠

Have you tried any of our many accommodations?

Find out more about accommodation options in Vatnajökull region

 👉 www.visitvatnajokull.is/accommodation

Diverse accommodation options are available in Vatnajökull region, so everyone should find something to their liking ⛺️ 🏠

Have you tried any of our many accommodations?

Find out more about accommodation options in Vatnajökull region

👉 www.visitvatnajokull.is/accommodation
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What is better than to lace up your hiking boots or even slam the glacier tips under your 🥾 and enjoy the beauty of Vatnajökull region.

Join us for an adventure👇
https://visitvatnajokull.is/activity/

What is better than to lace up your hiking boots or even slam the glacier tips under your 🥾 and enjoy the beauty of Vatnajökull region.

Join us for an adventure👇
https://visitvatnajokull.is/activity/
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Ása Steinar's travel photographer took að trip around Vatnajökull Region, where she visited Ingólfshöfði and Hoffell ⛰

She took a hike up the hill where the birdlife welcomed her and the view was great 🐧 
After the hike, she took a dip in a hot natural pool at Hoffell 

Check out more of Ása's adventures in Vatnajökull Region 👇🏼 https://visitvatnajokull.is/is/ferdathaettir/

#visitvatnajokull #southiceland #visiticeland

Ása Steinar's travel photographer took að trip around Vatnajökull Region, where she visited Ingólfshöfði and Hoffell ⛰

She took a hike up the hill where the birdlife welcomed her and the view was great 🐧
After the hike, she took a dip in a hot natural pool at Hoffell

Check out more of Ása's adventures in Vatnajökull Region 👇🏼 https://visitvatnajokull.is/is/ferdathaettir/

#visitvatnajokull #southiceland #visiticeland
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Where else but at Höfn will you find great food 🦞  from the region and a view of the harbor ⚓️

#visitvatnajokull #southiceland #visiticeland

Where else but at Höfn will you find great food 🦞 from the region and a view of the harbor ⚓️

#visitvatnajokull #southiceland #visiticeland
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Taking your first steps on a glacier is an unforgettable memory 🥰
The feeling of the crunch from the spikes that bite into the crust of the white ice 🧊
See the cold glacial water flowing over the surface and the feeling of the cool breeze from the cold ice 🌬

Here is more about glacier adventures on Falljökull
https://visitvatnajokull.is/glacier-adventure-on-falljokull-glacier/

#visitvatnajokull #southiceland #visiticeland

Taking your first steps on a glacier is an unforgettable memory 🥰
The feeling of the crunch from the spikes that bite into the crust of the white ice 🧊
See the cold glacial water flowing over the surface and the feeling of the cool breeze from the cold ice 🌬

Here is more about glacier adventures on Falljökull
https://visitvatnajokull.is/glacier-adventure-on-falljokull-glacier/

#visitvatnajokull #southiceland #visiticeland
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Last Sunday, 126 women set off to hike Iceland’s highest peak, Hvannadalshnúkur on Öræfajökull in our Vatnajökull Region. This group of incredible women hiked for 14-16 hours in a support of great cause @lifskraftur who organized the event with support from @66north to raise funds for cancer activites 🤍

The fundraiser is still running until tomorrow May 11th at www.lifskraftur.is 🙏🏻
📸 @thrainnko 
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Last Sunday, 126 women set off to hike Iceland’s highest peak, Hvannadalshnúkur on Öræfajökull in our Vatnajökull Region. This group of incredible women hiked for 14-16 hours in a support of great cause @lifskraftur who organized the event with support from @66north to raise funds for cancer activites 🤍

The fundraiser is still running until tomorrow May 11th at www.lifskraftur.is 🙏🏻
📸 @thrainnko

#visitvatnajokull #repost #66north #lífskraftur
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The many roads of the Vatnajökull Region will lead you to marvelous destinations 🚙🤩
📸 @that.icelandic.guy 
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#visitvatnajokull #repost #southiceland #visiticeland

The many roads of the Vatnajökull Region will lead you to marvelous destinations 🚙🤩
📸 @that.icelandic.guy

#visitvatnajokull #repost #southiceland #visiticeland
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The Vatnajökull region is filled to the brim with exciting activities and natural wonders to explore 🏔✨ you will never find a dull moment your travels through the region 🤩
@localguide 
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#visitvatnajokull #repost #southiceland #visiticeland

The Vatnajökull region is filled to the brim with exciting activities and natural wonders to explore 🏔✨ you will never find a dull moment your travels through the region 🤩
@localguide

#visitvatnajokull #repost #southiceland #visiticeland
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Hey there! 🤗 Are you planning on visiting us this coming summer?☀️ We’ll be here, waiting! 💙🦭
@buttinthenature 
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Hey there! 🤗 Are you planning on visiting us this coming summer?☀️ We’ll be here, waiting! 💙🦭
@buttinthenature

#visitvatnajokull #repost #southiceland #visiticeland
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Öræfi - the western part of the Vatnajökull Region 🏔 is filled to the brim with mesmerizing natural attractions! 🏞✨
📸 @theworldbyvioleta 
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Öræfi - the western part of the Vatnajökull Region 🏔 is filled to the brim with mesmerizing natural attractions! 🏞✨
📸 @theworldbyvioleta

#visitvatnajokull #repost #southiceland #visiticeland
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Events in the area

We did the glacier walk~ way beyond and above our wildest imagination. Such an awesome and active tour with just the right number of people in the group and in such a spectacular location away free from crowds. I want to go back to iceland and do every tours offered by team Glacier Adventure. Very grateful to the team- wonderful, safe, thoughtful and fun+funny tour guides!!

Sang-Hee LMost memorable holiday

My 20 year old son and I went to the Hali Country Hotel(meeting point for tour) for the morning ice climbing tour. The weather was great. We meet our guide and climbed on one large glacier trucks and headed to the glacier. We drove through a glacier debris field, went through a lagoon in a zodiac boat and started climbing the glacier. Along the way the wind started picking up. Our guide talked to the manager and they decided to cancel climbing due to safety. Our guide was a member of one of the rescue teams and said that his company stressed safety first. We finished the glacier hike, drank from a glacier stream and headed back. We still had a great time. He owner offered to reschedule or give a full refund. I had to take the refund since we were leaving the next day. I hope to go back. The company is in a convenient location near the glacier lagoon so we also went there. I recommend this company.

Hank KIce Climbing - Vatnajokull

Breathtaking views and out of this world experience of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier. Stone (can’t remember the Icelandic name) was our guide (born and bred in the village from which we started), who gave us fascinating insight into the glacier and life in the area. He was informative and humorous and pitched the tour at just the right level for all the family. On the way back he stopped to show us blueberries and another edible berry found in Iceland.

Walking on the glacier kitted out with helmet, crampons etc wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be but a brilliant experience and worth every penny. The views were out of this world . My 8 year old found it a little tiring but enjoyed it nonetheless. We were lucky with the weather as it was dry.

We all drank from the little stream which the kids enjoyed.

We were a party of 5 – 3 adults and 2 kids aged 13 and 8.

LondonTravelkidAmazing experience for all the family!

We went on an glacier walk/ice cave tour with Glacier Adventure and loved it. We are a family of 4 with 2 daughters (13 & 15) and we had another adult friend with us. It was amazing. The guides were friendly and informative. The ride to the glacier was interesting and the glacier walk was an experience. The guides give you crampons to put on your shoes before you get on the glacier. They are definitely needed! You have to walk like a monster to get your spikes to grab the ice. Going up wasn’t bad, going down was another story. I lost my footing and started running down the glacier uncontrollably. One of the guides caught me. The ice cave tour was amazing. We were the only people there so we got awesome pictures and had ample time to walk around. The guides also took pictures for us. I would do this tour again in a heartbeat.

MelikeygoodfoodGlacier walk and Ice cave tour!

An incredible adventure that began with a monster truck and a lovely guide. When we arrived at the ice cave, it all started with ice cleats. I was perplexed when we went into the cave and I saw the light blue ceiling. It was like when I saw the Northern Lights for the first time. I set up the tripod and started shooting. An incredibly beautiful experience.

Louise RCrystal Ice Cave

It was just an amazing experience that i would recommend to anybody! walking on a glacier was incredible adventure and the ice cave was breath taking! It is something that if you don’t see with your eyes, you cannot imagine! even if the weather conditions were terrible, as it was raining all the time, it was super great and exciting anyway! our guides were helpful all the time, and they were telling us so many interesting things about glacier and iceland!
I would definitely go back!

silmirblue ice cave

My husband and I truly enjoyed the adventure to an ice cave in the Vatnajökull glacier! The ice cave we originally planned to explore was flooded so they offered to take us to another ice cave that was still accessible, but advised it would be a bit more difficult. We were so lucky to receive this offer, because the ice cave we explored was beautiful and the trip getting to it was a lot of fun. Our guides were excellent, they were thorough and explained every step clearly to the group. The trip was also informative: the guide discussed geology, music, and Icelandic traditions such as the Yule Lads. Our experience in Iceland was so positive, the landscape is magnificent and the beauty is only made better by the kindness of the people we encountered in our travels.

Kate RBlue Ice Cave Adventure

This tour blew me away. Everything was well organized and the sites were beautiful. Our guides were knowledgeable and friendly. I stayed the night before the tour in Hali and enjoyed the food at the hotel there. The guides were locals, so were able to answer all of my questions about the area and the culture, as well as the history of the glacier and how the caves are formed. I felt very safe the whole time, as the guides did a good job of explaining how to safely walk across the glacier, even in high winds. I was surprised at how much energy I used during the day and was very glad I packed a substantial lunch. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is in decent shape and wants to see some beautiful sites that are a little off the beaten path. I was hesitant to spend so much on a tour at first, but it was well-worth every dime. I will never forget the experience and am so glad I booked it!

SunnyCitrusAmazing, Beautiful, A Must-Do

Our guide was friendly, fun and clearly knew what she was talking about! My friend and I are both middle school science teachers and she explained climate change, glacial geology and other fun facts in such an easy to understand yet very scientific way and used her surroundings to support her statements. This was a highlight of our trip and I suggest that anyone with families take part in this experience.

mitchelljocEducational and beautiful!

We booked the glacier climb tour, and ended up being the only 2 for that day which made for a great experience. It was a bit rainy, and were grateful when we were provided rain pants, which we did not think to pack to Iceland. We were also provided all other needed equipment(climbing boots, crampons, helmets, ice picks, and climbing gear. The climbing instructions were very clear, and we ultimately were able to complete 5 climbs, on both a short wall and a much taller wall. The tour was a once in a lifetime experience and one of the highlights of our Ring road adventure!

Ethan BExcellent Glacier Climb
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