Vatnajökull is the largest glacier in Europe is located in the eponymous national Park in Iceland.
These stunning images of British tourists show what it looks like inside the largest glacier in Europe.
Its area is about 8 200 square miles and a thickness of 1 000 metres at the thickest point. In 2008, the glacier and its surroundings were declared a national Park.
1. Vatnajökull, the largest glacier on the island of Iceland and takes as much as 8% of its territory. Also it is the largest glacier in Europe by volume of ice on the area it is the third (after the ice of the North island and glacier Austfonna).
2. The average thickness of the ice is 400 m, maximum 1000 metres. a kilometer!
3. Under the glacier, as under many of the glaciers of Iceland, is home to several volcanoes.
4. In South-Eastern Iceland, where glaciers, ice caves season lasts from November to March, but some of them are unsafe all year round.
5. “Some ice caves filled with water inside, and it’s only accessible in the coldest time in winter, when the water in the lakes freeze. Other caves are very unstable and dangerous even in the winter, and there not worth it go: beauty is deceptive.”
6. It’s just great!
7. The glacier feeds several glacial lakes, including Jokulsarlon — the largest glacial lagoon in Iceland.
8. A few more photos of the largest glacier by volume in Europe.
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