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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Skaftafell
I was the only guest in the hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food at dinner and breakfast was excellent.
The bedroom was comfortable. I thought the bathroom was a bit too small.
During the night my toes felt cold. Was the room heating turned down at night? All I know is that at other accommodation in Iceland I would often feel too hot at night.
I did not like having to pay for internet access. I was used to free wifi at even small guesthouses.
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Today was the day that really brought us to Skaftafell. LocalGuides run an ice cave tour underneath the glacier. Especially, in the morning, they run an extended photographers tour into the ice cave. It is restricted in number, and you spend longer in the cave, taking the time and freedom to photograph this natural wonder.
We made it to …
Now seeing more of the Iceland I wanted to see, We left Vik early to drive the two hours to Jokulsarloin for sunrise. Jokulsarlon is a glacier lagoon where chunks of ice calve off the glacier and drift into the lagoon on there way out to see, The glacier is the Vatnojokull Glacier which is the largest in all Europe. If you look at a map of Iceland …
... is a glacial lagoon (pictured). Having been to Alaska we were sure we knew what to expect but no way!! This was incredible and the photos cannot possibly do it justice. Large chunks of ice calve off of one of the "tongues" of Iceland (and all of Europe’s) largest glacier, Vatnajokull. Vatnajokull covers 1/8 of Iceland and has numerous tongue glaciers off of it. One of these tongue glaciers dumps all its ice chunks into the lagoon which ...