Vatnajökull is not only the largest glacier in Iceland, furthermore, it is also the largest glacier in Europe by volume and the second largest in area. Its thickest point is about 1000 metres and its average thickness is between 400 and 500 metres. Located in the south-west of Iceland its highest point is at 2110 metres above sea level.
In 2008 Vatnajökull and its stunning surroundings were declared a national park. Through the integration of two existing national parks and several nature reserves, it became the largest national park in Europe. Under its ice cap, there are several volcanoes and it has around 30 outlet glaciers. Vatnajökull was also used as shooting location for James Bond and Game of Thrones.