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Jokulsarlon |<-Skalafellsjokull ->| Hofn

Skalafellsjokull Glacier

Region: South Iceland
Coordinates: 64.301969° N 15.7922035° W

Glacier Tours were founded in 1985. The road up there is only 16 km long, but takes almost an hour to drive from road #1 and the unforgettable trip up there should not be attempted with a 2wd vehicle.

On the way, it depends on the weather, where it is interesting to stop to enjoy the view. At 540 m above sea level, it is nice to make photo stops. Further up, at about 830 metres, is a mountain hut with a restaurant and sleeping bag accommodations. This hut was built in 1991 and belongst to the company Glacier Jeeps – Ice and Adventure. This company offers regular trips up there during summer.

After the establishment of Europe’s largest national park, Vatnajokull, on June 7th, 2008, the Heinaberg area became one of the centres for the NP wardens.

Map Vatnajokull

Photo Credit: Christian Bickel fingalo

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