Vatna Glacier, Iceland

Vatnajökull, or Vatna Glacier in English, is the largest and most voluminous ice cap in Iceland. It is also one of the largest glaciers in area in Europe, with an area of 8,100 km² and an average thickness of 400 m (1,300 ft). It’s the second largest glacier in area after Austfonna on Svalbard in Norway but larger by volume of ice. It is located in the south-east of the island nation and covers more than 8% of the country’s land mass. On 7 June 2008, it became a part of the Vatnajökull National Park.

Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland

Vatnajokull National Park

New ice caves form each year due to the melting glacial ice-water. Those caves can be visited accompanied by a guide.

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