Vatnajokull Iceland sees increase in tourism with recent volcanic activity

Vatnajokull, IcelandThe Vatnajokull glacier is not only the largest glacier in Iceland but also in Europe, with an average thickness of 400m, and a maximum thickness of 1,000m. The Vatnajokull glacier park covers a huge area of Iceland and accommodates some of the country’s most breathtaking scenery.

Due to the recent volcanic eruption at the Eyjafjallajokull glacier, Vatnajokull Travel has seen an increase in business with an abundance of tourists visiting the area. This is due to the fact that Vatnajokull glacier park is just a short drive on from the volcano eruption site and many people extending their volcano day tours to experience the beauty of the glacial lagoon, Jokulsarlon, and embark upon one of the many adventure tours offer by Vatnajokull Travel.

The leading travel company, during the bright summer months of the midnight sun, offers exhilarating day trips to Jokulsarlon, where you can choose from either a boat tour in the glacial lagoon, or a snowmobile trek on the glacier itself. The adventure travel company also offers ATV tours to the black sands of Sudurfjorur, a great way to spend the day during the summer months.

Vatnajokull glacier and the surrounding area has also been used as the backdrop for box office smash hits ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’, ‘Batman Begins’ and ‘Flags of Our Fathers’, due to its beautiful, yet unique landscape.

Further information about Vatnajokull and adventure tours in the surrounding area can be found at

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