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In the spring the whole of the Vatnajokull Region comes to life through the green color emerging as the nature revives after winter, and flocks of migrant birds arriving after the long flight from the Europe mainland.

This is the best time of the year to hike to Iceland´s highest peak, Hvannadalshnjukur in Oraefajokull glacier, a popular hike. This is also the best time of the year to explore mystical ice caves hidden in Vatnajokull as they can become unsafe later in the summer. The ice caves are ever-changing and it is safest to explore them with a local guide. They are also the ones who know best where to find them in the vast Vatnajokull glacier.