• The Glaciers To See In Iceland

    We saw quite a few glaciers in Iceland whilst driving the Southern Ring Road. I wanted to share with you my travel guide of the best glaciers to see when you are travelling around Iceland. We started our journey to the glaciers on our 4th day in Iceland, and the first stop was Myrdalsjokull.

    The glaciers in Iceland are one of the most breathtaking parts of the landscape you will ever see. It’s so surreal seeing it in person and photos don’t do them justice. Even using words is hard to describe them.

    THE GLACIERS TO SEE IN ICELAND // THEY ARE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING

    MYRDALSJOKULL GLACIER

    Myrdalsjokull is an ice cap in the south of Iceland. It is to the north of Vík í Mýrdal and to the east of the smaller ice cap Eyjafjallajökull. Between these two glaciers is Fimmvörðuháls pass. Its peak reaches 1,493 m in height and in the year 1980 it covered an area of approximately 595 km². It is most well-known for sitting atop the notorious and explosive volcano, Katla.

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    SOLHEIMAJOKULL GLACIER

    Solheimajokull is an outlet glacier of the mighty icecap of Mýrdalsjökull on the South Coast of Iceland. It is one of the most easily accessible glaciers to reach from Reykjavík, just 158 kilometres (98 miles) away.

    We couldn’t visit Solheimajokull fully but we could see it with a beautiful sea of lupines in front which made it even more gorgeous.

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    SVÍNAFELLSJÖKULL GLACIER

    Svínafellsjökull is an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull, the largest ice cap in Europe. It is one of the country’s most popular places for glacier hiking due to its incredible formations and excellent views. It is a 700,000 year old glacier capped stratovolcano, which is insane!

    Svínafellsjökull was the last big glacier we visited before Jokulsarlon and it has it’s own mini glacier lagoon. It was very windy when we visited Svína, there were people on a photography trip there and their tri-pods kept blowing over.

    READ MORE: Exploring The Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon In Iceland

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    JOKULSARLON GLACIER LAGOON

    Jokulsarlon, has to be one of the most recognisable and photographed hot spots in Iceland, apart from the Blue Lagoon. It is just so surreal to see real glaciers and icebergs floating about in a lagoon and it is absolutely stunning to see the different formations and volcanic ash amongst the frozen water.


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