Cross Vatnajokull, Iceland - Europe's Largest Glacier

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Dates 13 Jul '12 to 24 Jul '12

Flexible? No, not really

Est. Cost 2,099 - 2,099 GBP (GBP United Kingdom Pounds)

Type Travel Partners Wanted

Name Cross Vatnajokull, Iceland - Europe's Largest Glacier

Join me with expedition outfitters Secret Compass on a crossing of Europe’s largest glacier – the Vatnajokull ice cap in Iceland.

Iceland – the land of fire and ice – with its rumbling volcanoes, thundering waterfalls, creeping glaciers, simmering hot springs and raging icey rivers has long been a place that attracts intrepid adventurers.

Vatnajokull, which sits in the south west of the island, covers around 8% of the country with an average ice depth of 400m, and in places up to 1000m thick. More than just a sheet of ice the glacier is dissected by sub-glacial valleys, spectacular lagoons and ice caverns. It also covers 7 volcanoes, most of which are active including Oraefajokull (2111 m), Bardarbunga (2020 m) and Grimsvotn – Iceland’s most active volcano since the Middle Ages.

We will cross the glacier on skies, pulling our kit behind us in pulks, and climb the non-technical Hvannadalshnúkur, the highest mountain in Iceland

Cross Vatnajokull, Iceland - Europe's Largest Glacier

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