Iceland is internationally famous as a natural wonderland. The landscapes one sees in Iceland are otherworldly and an experience no visitor ever forgets. Iceland is a country that almost every visitor ranks very highly – it is a land of volcanoes, dramatic coastlines, and impressive glaciers. One of the fun activities to do is to take a glacier tour of the famous Vatnajökull glacier.
Iceland is one of the best places in the world to see glaciers – and a myriad of other landscapes found nowhere else. Iceland is also the only country where visitors can actually explore the inside of a volcano – Thrihnukagigur (spelled “Þríhnúkagígur” in Icelandic).
Vatnajökull Glacier – The Largest Glacier In Iceland
The Vatnajökull glacier is massive and covers around 8% of the country. It is the second-largest glacier in Europe (there’s a larger one on the European side of Russia) and the most voluminous ice cap in Iceland. Because of its massive size, it is visited with countless self-drive tours, guided packages, and more.
- Sizes: 7,900 km2 or 3,127 square miles
Parts of the Vatnajökull glacier can be explored by anyone renting a car. It is also the central