Iceland, one of the topmost destined place to explore fascinating glaciers. Iceland is house to a large number of glaciers of approximately all types including ice caps, mountain glaciers, outlet glaciers, cirque glaciers, alpine and many more. No doubts there are countless wonderful things to do in Iceland and amazing places to see in Iceland, Glacier is one of them. Let’s have a look at 5 top glaciers in Iceland.
The largest glacier in Iceland and even in Europe – is Vatnajökull glacier. It is situated in the southeast of Iceland. Vatnajökull is so big that it has a lot of glaciers inside it and each has its specific glacier name. One prominent glacier is Öræfajökull glacier. It is popular for hiking as it is the highest peak. People visit here on their glacier hiking Iceland tour.
Langjökull is the second largest glacier in Iceland. It is situated close to Reykjavík. Due to its snow-covered area, Langjökull is the popular and perfect place for snowmobiling even in summer season. It is popular for artificial ice caves but recently, natural caves have been found here. Majority of glaciers are beautiful and deep blue. People used to visit these natural caves on their snowmobiling tours. It is situated in the west of Iceland near Gullfoss waterfall. It is one of the famous places to see on the golden circle tour.
Although Snaefellsjokull glacier is the smaller one in Iceland it is still most popular and attractive to visit on Iceland glacier tour. It is situated in the Snaefellsjokull National Park. In the east of Iceland, it is accessible from the south coast road. This glacier got fame and popularity from the novel of Jules Verne named ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth.’ This small glacier is captivating and fascinating in itself. Its adjoining area has lava fields, black beaches, and lava fields. The attractiveness of Snaefellsjokull glacier attracts visitors to come and visit this beautiful place.
Hofsjökull glacier, the third largest glacier in Iceland is one of the hardest glaciers to reach. It is located at the center of highlands of Iceland. It's hard to reach the property, makes it a more captivating destination to visit. It opens only in the months of summer season. Many tours are there for Hofsjökull glacier but normally along with 4x4 vehicle and guides. You can go to Hofsjökull glacier through the Kjölur road which lies between Hofsjokull and Langjokull.
Myrdalsjokull Glacier and Eyjafjallajokull Glacier
Mýrdalsjökull glacier is considered as the fourth largest glacier in Iceland. It is situated very close to Eyjafjallajökull glacier. Eyjafjallajökull glacier is located in the south of Iceland and lies on the sixth number in the list of the largest glaciers in Iceland. No doubts Mýrdalsjökull glaciers is larger as compared to Eyjafjallajökull glacier and house a big and active volcano in the country, but Eyjafjallajökull has become more popular in the past few years only due to its 2010 eruption.