About us - The Vatnajokull 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.

The Vatnajökull Region is truly one of the most breathtaking regions of Iceland  where you can find deep blue ice caves, charming glacial lagoons filled with floating ice bergs, as well as glacier tongues resting on the green fields of the lowland.
Iceland’s highest peak, Hvannadalshnúkur, deep valleys and unique black sand beaches are created by the forces of nature where waves, wind and currents shape the landscape into amazing works of art by nature.

The region offers a wide range of activities all year around, whether you prefer an adventurous day at the glacier, or a tranquil moment at one of the local museums. You sure are in a food haven in the region, as it offers a great variety of restaurants that use locally grown produce. Something to suit everyone´s palate!

A journey around the captivating Vatnajökull Region, that rests between glaciers and black beaches of the Atlantic ocean, won´t be a disappointment to anyone.

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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#visitvatnajokull #repost #66north #lífskraftur

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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#visitvatnajokull #repost #southiceland #visiticeland

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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#visitvatnajokull #repost #southiceland #visiticeland

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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