The most beautiful glaciers in Europe

The most famous glaciers in Europe

Petr Liška
Wrote 2008 articles and follows him / her 154 travelers
The most beautiful glaciers in Europe
Inserted: 27.11.2021
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com
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If you are fascinated by glaciers, there are three interesting places in Europe where you can see them. For most, the easiest ones are those in the Alps. The second option is the magnificent glaciers in Norway, where you can usually only see their valley slides. The third location is Iceland, where you will also find several majestic glaciers. Let's take a look at the most interesting ones that can be easily visited.

1.
Aletschgletscher Glacier

Europe's largest glacier

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| Altitude: 2 640 m / 8 661 ft

Aletschgletscher is the largest glacier in Europe, and in the Alps. It is 23 km long. It is located in the… continue reading

2.
Grenzgletscher Glacier

A glacier from Monte Rosa

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| Altitude: 3 019 m / 9 905 ft

The Grenzgletscher glacier is adjacent to Gornergletscher, Zwillingsgletsher, Schwärzegletscher. Together, it… continue reading

3.
Rhonegletscher Glacier

Famous glacier under Furka Pass

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| Altitude: 2 787 m / 9 144 ft

Thanks to its good availability, the Rhonegletscher glacier is among the most visited glaciers. Here you will… continue reading

4.
Glacier Pasterze

The largest glacier in Austria

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| Altitude: 2 500 m / 8 202 ft

More than eight kilometers long glacier Pasterze is not only the largest glacier in Austria, but also… continue reading

5.
Skaftafellsjökull Glacier

Glacier below the highest mountain in Iceland

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| Altitude: 502 m / 1 647 ft

Skaftafellsjökull is a 10 km long and almost 2.5 km wide glacier slide in the southeast of Iceland. It is… continue reading

6.
Vatnajökull Glacier

The largest Icelandic glacier

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| Altitude: 1 594 m / 5 230 ft

Vatnajokull is a glacier located in the southeast of Iceland. It is the largest glacier of the country and… continue reading

7.
Buarbreen Glacier

Offshoot of the huge glacier Folgefonna

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| Altitude: 659 m / 2 162 ft

From the city of Odda you can take a variety of great hikes. One of them will take you to the Buerdalen… continue reading

8.
Gepatschferner Glacier

The second largest glacier in Austria

Altitude: 2 954 m / 9 692 ft

The end of the Kaunertal valley is filled by the mighty Gepatschferner Glacier, which is the second largest… continue reading

9.
Morteratsch Glacier

The largest glacier of the Bernina massif

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| Altitude: 2 505 m / 8 219 ft

Glacier Morteratsch is the largest glacier of the Bernina massif, located in the area of Sv. Moritz in the… continue reading

10.
Haugabreen Glacier

Offshoot of the Jostedalsbreen Glacier

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| Altitude: 984 m / 3 228 ft

Haugabreen glacier is relatively easily available offshoot of huge glacier Jostedalsbreen – the largest… continue reading

11.
Svínafellsjökull Glacier

The most active glacier slide

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| Altitude: 309 m / 1 014 ft

Svínafellsjökull is the most active glacier slide of the Vatnajökull glacier. It is easily accessible by a… continue reading

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