Information about Svínafellsjökull

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Svínafellsjökull in an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull, the largest ice cap in Europe, found within the Skaftafell Nature Reserve in Iceland's south-east.

It is one of the most popular glacier tongues to hike, with some tours upon it lasting throughout the year; ice climbing is also possible here. Because of its dramatic ridges, plunging crevasses, spectacular views and vivid blue and white colouration, it was used in Game of Thrones Season 7 to represent the harsh lands North of the Wall.

Skaftafell, part of the Vatnajökull National Park, is renowned for its glacier tongues, waterfalls, lava-landscapes and many hiking trails.

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Fláajökull

Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Credit:  Jerzy Strzelecki. Fláajökull ("Sloping Glacier") is a small glacier tongue foun...

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Heinabergslón

Credit: PhotoVicky.  Heinabergslón is a glacial lagoon found within Vatnajökull National Park, located on the South Coast of Iceland...

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Hornafjörður

Hornafjörður (“Fjord of Horns”) is a fjord, municipality and growing community found in southeast Iceland. The fjord takes its ...

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Höfn

Hofn a Hornafirdi, is a fishing town in southeast Iceland, with a population of 1641 (as of 2011). It has a strong harbour and its main industries are...

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Eyjabakkajökull

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by NASA. Eyjabakkajökull is a northeastern glacial tongue of the great Vatnajökull glacier,...

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Almannaskarðsgöng

Almannaskarðsgöng is a 1312m (roughly 1.3km) tunnel along Route 1, located near Höfn (Hornafjörður) in the eastern region of Ic...

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Stokksnes

Vestrahorn, on the Stokksnes peninsula in Southeast Iceland, is one of the country’s most breathtaking mountains. With peaks reaching up to 45...

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Eyjabakkar

Eyjabakkar is an oasis in the East Highlands of Iceland.  This is Iceland's second-largest wetland, the largest being Thjorsarver, itself a ...

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Snæfell

  Snaefell, in the east of the Icelandic highlands,  is the highest freestanding mountain in the country. It is located within the vast Vat...

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Bruarjokull

Wikimedia. Creative Commons. NASA.  Brúarjökull is a 1600 sq km (617 sq mi) glacier tongue extending from Iceland's largest ice-...

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Þórbergssetur

Thorbergssetur, located in the remote region of Sudursveit in South-East Iceland, is a culture center and heritage museum dedicated to the history of ...

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East Iceland

Stretching from the wide Eastfjords mountain range, set with many small fjords, through the fertile Fljotsdalsherad district and towards the highlands...

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Laugarfell

Laugarfell is a small mountain in the eastern part of the Icelandic Highlands, with a peak of 827 m (2,713 ft) above sea level. Environment and ...

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Brúardalir

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Axel Kristinson. Brúardalir is a series of valleys in Brúaröræfi in East&...

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Breiðamerkurjökull

Breiðamerkurjökull is the glacial tongue that extends from southern Vatnajökull and into the glacier lagoon Jökulsárló...

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Jökulsárlón

Jökulsárlón is Iceland’s most famous glacier lagoon. Conveniently located in the southeast by Route 1, about halfway betwee...

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Diamond Beach

The Diamond Beach is the name of a strip of black sand belonging to the greater Breiðamerkursandur glacial plain, located by the Jökul...

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Kárahnjúkavirkjun

Karahnjukavirkjun is a Hydropower plant in Eastern Iceland, designed to 4600 GWh annually to serve Alcoa's aluminium smelter east of Reydarfjordur...

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Karahnjúkar

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Christoph Hess Karahnjúkur describes two mountains and a power plant, found beside each other in...

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Hafrahvammar

Photo from: Canyon Hiking Tour Hafrahvammar is a vast canyon, north of Dimmugljúfur Canyon in East Iceland.  Hafrahvammar is also known ...

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Tours near Svínafellsjökull

3 Day South Coast Northern Lights, Jokulsarlon Ice Cave, Golden Circle & Glacier Hiking

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Skaftafell Glacier Hike | Medium Difficulty

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Blue Ice Experience in Skaftafell | Easy Difficulty

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2 Day South Coast Tour | Blue Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon, Black Beach & Waterfalls

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Skaftafell Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike Tour

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Skaftafell Glacier Hiking Tour | Medium Difficulty

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3 Day South Coast Tour | The Golden Circle, Blue Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon & Waterfalls

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2 Day Tour to Jökulsárlón | Blue Ice Cave, Black Beach & South Coast Waterfalls

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Glacier Hiking Adventure in Skaftafell | 5-Hour Excursion

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Ice Cave and Glacier Walk | Departure from Skaftafell

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Svinafellsjokull Glacier Hiking Tour

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Glacier Walk & Ice Climbing in Vatnajokull National Park

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Glacier Discovery | Glacier Hike from Skaftafell area

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Super Jeep South Coast & Glacier Lagoon Tour

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Ice Climbing Adventure Tour | Departure from Skaftafell

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Airplane Tour of Skeidararsandur Black Sands & Glacier

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Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon Tour | Small Group & a Zodiac Boat Ride

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Explore the best natural attraction in Iceland - Vestmannaeyjar and the South Coast.

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Full Day Glacier Hike Adventure | Departure from Skaftafell

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Two-Day South Coast Adventure | Sightseeing and Glacier Hiking

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