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Review of Svinafell Glacier

Svinafell Glacier
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Decided to check out the glacier behind our hotel down a dirt road and were blown away - have a look - also a location for Game of Thrones !

Thank PJ_WestLondon
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"vatnajokull national park"
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

You feel like you are walking on the moon in a deserted land until you reach this breathtaking glacier : the largest in EU actually.
It is mesmerizing to see and very humbling to be at the feet of this giant.
Short walk and definitely worth it.
Beware of the wind !!!

Thank Clem C
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

While the approach road may not be the best, Svinafell is a great spot to get great views of the glacier tongue without having to hike.

Thank karnrateria
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Svinafell is one of the smaller arms of Vatnajökull, stretching out on the west side. The small glacier is close to the ring road and easy accessible.

Thank Niels L
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

You can easily park at the car park and then a few minutes walk will take you to the very edge of this glacier. You can see the very end of it. Be careful walking on the edges as it can be very slippery.
It was awesome being up so close to the glacier without actually having to hike up it.

Thank Sharon G
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