Vatnajökull Glacier
(What To See - South East)

Vatnajökull Glacier<br/>(What To See - South East)

 

The majestic Vatnajökull Glacier is Europe’s largest glacier covering an area of about 8,000 square kilometres or about 8% of Iceland. The ice cap reaches 1,400–1,600 meters above sea level making it visible from about 350 miles away when weather conditions are right. Under the glacier is Grímsvötn, one of Iceland’s most infamous and active volcanoes, which last erupted in May, 2011.