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Mýrdalsjökull, Vik

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Experience the thrill and the beauty of Mýrdalsjökull, one of Iceland’s foremost natural wonders. The peak of the glacier reaches 1,493 m (4,898 ft) and its thick ice covers the active Katla volcano. Unlike other glaciers that you can only admire from a distance, here you can get up close, and even step onto the ice and taste the frigid water. You'll be able to choose from a variety of tours ranging from snowmobile and Jeep rides, to dog sledding and ice climbing. Because of crevasses and quickly changing and extreme weather conditions, touring the glacier with an experienced guide is recommended. Plan to visit Mýrdalsjökull and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Vik attractions using our Vik travel site .
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  • We toured south court. I think it's usually included in the Southcourt tour. It's easier to get to than Vitna Yotor and can be visited on a day trip. It takes about 15 minutes to walk from the parking lot.
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  • From Reykjavik, we took a tour of the South Coast of Seoul, the icy tongue of the Mirdalsjökull Glacier. If you walk a little from the parking lot, you will see a glacier covered in black ash.
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  • One of the best attractions on Iceland with stunning view.
  • The fourth largest glacier in Iceland, Myrdalsjokull is a true embodiment of the land of fire and ice. Deep within Myrdalsjokull’s ice cap lies one of the largest active volcanoes in Iceland, the destructive Katla. Set along Iceland’s popular south coast, Mydalsjokull is one of Iceland’s most easily accessible glaciers, jam packed with activities. For visitors, you may choose to make a short short to get a feel of the glacier by site, or explore deeper by taking a few hours to one-day stop, depending on individual strengths and gear preparation to hiking over snow-clad mountains.
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