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VATNAJÖKULL NATIONAL PARK
Vatnajökull National Park offers its visitors a unique opportunity to experience the dynamic interaction between volcanos and glaciers. It is the largest national park in Western Europe and covers 13% of Iceland or 13.600 square kilometers.
The national park contains one of the largest glaciers in the world called Vatnajökull. This massive glacier has many subsidiary glacier tongues, each of which has its own name and distinct characteristics. The park was established in June 2008 and encompasses not only the glacier itself but also extensive surrounding areas. The Vatnajökull National Park is unique in its range of natural wonders and is characterized by the contrasts of fire and ice. You will be able to explore white glaciers descending to black beaches, hot streams erupting from frozen backs of ice, and Iceland’s highest mountain watchfully overlooking its deepest pro-glacial lake.
The visitor center of Vatnajokull National Park is in Skaftfell, in the southern coast of the glacier, but it is well accessible from the east with a range of hiking trails and natural wonders best reachable from the east side of the National Park. Among highlights of the east are Kverkfjöll, where the interplay of fire and ice are especially evident, the Hvannalindir oasis, Snæfell, the ancient volcano where reindeer tend to roam, and Eyjabakkar that are the home and breeding grounds of the pink-footed goose.
Glacier Jeeps - Ice & Adventure offers tours with specially equipped 4WD jeeps and Skidoos on Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier, as well as day trips to Jökulsárlón and other spectacular destinations all year round.
Höfn Local Guide's goal is to provide informative, personal and slow-adventure experience in the fishing village of Höfn and its stunning surroundings. Turn off your phone and enjoy without distraction.
Ice Explorers is a tour operating company in the South East Iceland that specialises in ice cave exploration and glacier walks. They have been guiding travelers around the Vatnajökull region since 2011
Blue Iceland is a tour operating company that offers travellers unique ice cave tours in Vatnajökull glacier. The ice caves are a unique natural phenomenon of striking beauty, an experience you’ll never forget.