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NATURE

THE CRISP OF THE AUTUMN

The autumn colors in the Vatnajökull Region are joyful and sweet. Allow the people of Vatnajökull region to create warm and everlasting memories for you.

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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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AMAZING

HAVE YOU EVER IMAGINED LOOKING INTO A GLACIER?

Wintertime in the realm of Vatnajökull glacier offers the opportunity of a unique experience that is never to be forgotten! A trip into the ice caves of Vatnajökull’s southern crawling glaciers is an adventure that no one should have pass them by.

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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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Europe's larges glacier, Vatnajökull Glacier, resembles yummy marshmallows on a good day - doesn't it? 🍬❄️ 
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Europe's larges glacier, Vatnajökull Glacier, resembles yummy marshmallows on a good day - doesn't it? 🍬❄️
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Looking into a bright future 😍 We are certain that the future is bright and soon enough the Vatnajökull Region will be buzzing with life and adventure thirsty travellers 🙏🏻🎒
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Looking into a bright future 😍 We are certain that the future is bright and soon enough the Vatnajökull Region will be buzzing with life and adventure thirsty travellers 🙏🏻🎒
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It’s ice cave time! For all glacier lovers probably the most exciting time of the year. Our friends from @glacierjourney in Höfn offer tours to these magic places, deep beneath the 1000 year old ice of Vatnajökull. Are you ready for a fantastic adventure?
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It’s ice cave time! For all glacier lovers probably the most exciting time of the year. Our friends from @glacierjourney in Höfn offer tours to these magic places, deep beneath the 1000 year old ice of Vatnajökull. Are you ready for a fantastic adventure?
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Walking into the unknown is a thrilling feeling 🤩 lucky for you, the Vatnajökull Region offers variety of tours and excursions all year around that will give you that exact feeling! ⛏🎒 
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Walking into the unknown is a thrilling feeling 🤩 lucky for you, the Vatnajökull Region offers variety of tours and excursions all year around that will give you that exact feeling! ⛏🎒
Join @samotiker on an adventurous tour with @localguide
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The sapphire blue ice caves in the Vatnajökull Region are one of the most fascinating wonders of the winter season ❄️🎒 But don't worry, they will be here again next winter 🤗
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The sapphire blue ice caves in the Vatnajökull Region are one of the most fascinating wonders of the winter season ❄️🎒 But don't worry, they will be here again next winter 🤗
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It is not uncommon to come across seals on your journey around the Vatnajökull Region as they sunbathe on the icebergs 🛀🏻❄️ As for most of us, they are staying at home these days and are looking forward to when the Vatnajökull Region gets lively and busy with curious travellers again 🎒📸 
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It is not uncommon to come across seals on your journey around the Vatnajökull Region as they sunbathe on the icebergs 🛀🏻❄️ As for most of us, they are staying at home these days and are looking forward to when the Vatnajökull Region gets lively and busy with curious travellers again 🎒📸
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Have you ever seen a glacier moss? They are so cute and delicate 😍 On Falljökull Glacier you may come across whole settlement of them! ❄️ They are incredibly rare and are looking forward to welcome you on your next travel to the Vatnajökull Region! 🤗 
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Have you ever seen a glacier moss? They are so cute and delicate 😍 On Falljökull Glacier you may come across whole settlement of them! ❄️ They are incredibly rare and are looking forward to welcome you on your next travel to the Vatnajökull Region! 🤗
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Looking for tranquility? 🙏🏻 taking a peak into the deep blue of one of Vatnajökull Region's many glaciers will give you a sensational feeling of mindfulness and peace 💙🏔 
 No rush! the glaciers will be here next year! 🤗
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Looking for tranquility? 🙏🏻 taking a peak into the deep blue of one of Vatnajökull Region's many glaciers will give you a sensational feeling of mindfulness and peace 💙🏔
No rush! the glaciers will be here next year! 🤗
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The prismatic sunset in the Vatnajökull Region is truly an everlasting experience 🌄☀️ but don’t worry, it will all be here next year! 🤗 
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The prismatic sunset in the Vatnajökull Region is truly an everlasting experience 🌄☀️ but don’t worry, it will all be here next year! 🤗
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Are you in need for relaxation? 🧘🏻 The natural geothermal pools in the Vatnajökull Region offer you the perfect opportunity to clear your mind while soaking in the warm natural water surrounded by beautiful natural views 🙏🏻💧 truly a place where the nature nourishes your mind 👌🏻 
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Are you in need for relaxation? 🧘🏻 The natural geothermal pools in the Vatnajökull Region offer you the perfect opportunity to clear your mind while soaking in the warm natural water surrounded by beautiful natural views 🙏🏻💧 truly a place where the nature nourishes your mind 👌🏻
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Exploring the deep blue essence of Vatnajökull Glacier is a truly unforgettable experience that should not be missed ⛏❄️ but don't worry, it will all be here next year for you to join @joshbeames and @tj_searle on a tour with @localguide 🤩 
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Exploring the deep blue essence of Vatnajökull Glacier is a truly unforgettable experience that should not be missed ⛏❄️ but don't worry, it will all be here next year for you to join @joshbeames and @tj_searle on a tour with @localguide 🤩
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One of those magical nights here in the Vatnajökull Region where the night sky lights up by aurora 💚🌃 but don’t worry, it will all be here next year! 🤗
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One of those magical nights here in the Vatnajökull Region where the night sky lights up by aurora 💚🌃 but don’t worry, it will all be here next year! 🤗
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The winter season is upon us with all its  snowy glory and beaming white ice covers 🏔❄️ but don't worry, it will all be here next year! 🤗 
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The winter season is upon us with all its snowy glory and beaming white ice covers 🏔❄️ but don't worry, it will all be here next year! 🤗
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The Vatnajökull region is rich in wildlife and during the winter season you might stumble upon one of these gracious creatures on your travels 🦌📸
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The Vatnajökull region is rich in wildlife and during the winter season you might stumble upon one of these gracious creatures on your travels 🦌📸
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The aurora season is offically ON! 💚🌃 

Are you as excited as we are for this coming winter and all the night sky glory that it brings? 🤩
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The aurora season is offically ON! 💚🌃

Are you as excited as we are for this coming winter and all the night sky glory that it brings? 🤩
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Looking for an adventure? 🎒📸

The Vatnajökull Region is a perfect area for those who are seeking for some adrenaline and truly memorable experiences 🚙⛰
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Looking for an adventure? 🎒📸

The Vatnajökull Region is a perfect area for those who are seeking for some adrenaline and truly memorable experiences 🚙⛰
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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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