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How long is the drive from Vik to Jokulsarlon?

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How long is the drive from Vik to Jokulsarlon?

I can't seem to get a good answer to the above. Google maps are of little help. so far they have been way off re: other drives in Iceland.

So please only answer if you have actually made the drive yourself. Really need to make a decision in by late tomorrow.

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1. Re: How long is the drive from Vik to Jokulsarlon?

It is about 190 km. Takes ~2.5 hours under the allowed speed limit (90 kph).

Edited: 10 June 2013, 00:20
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2. Re: How long is the drive from Vik to Jokulsarlon?

The drive is ca 200 km, on a good road with 90 km/hr speedlimit. Ca 2 hours non-stop. Then it's just a question of how many stops you will make and which sites you want to explore. You can easily stretch this 2 hours drive up to 4 - 8 hours if you want.

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3. Re: How long is the drive from Vik to Jokulsarlon?

Google's estimate of distance (193 km) and driving time (2 hours, 11 minutes) is about right. It's mostly flat, straight driving, save for a traffic circle in Klauster.

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4. Re: How long is the drive from Vik to Jokulsarlon?

2.5 hours non stop.

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5. Re: How long is the drive from Vik to Jokulsarlon?

I'd have said 2.5 - 3 hrs with only basic stops to change driver / nip to the loo. You certainly shouldn't base your estimate on 90 km/h. There are plenty of sections where you'll feel more comfortable at 80 km/h or lower.

You'll probably want to stop now and again to admire the scenery though, especially around Skaftafell. I'd also recommend calling in to the petrol station at Kirk????klauster. They do fantastic ham and chesse rolls in home made pumpkin seed bread. They're either by the cash till or in the fridege to your right as you walk in.

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6. Re: How long is the drive from Vik to Jokulsarlon?

Thank you everyone for your very helpful answers!

We will be heading there tomorrow

So far our trip has been extraordinary. Never in our wildest dreams could we imagine that Iceland would be so breathtaking!

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