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Established in 2008 by combining Iceland’s former Jokulsargljufur and Skaftafell National Parks, Vatnajokull National Park is one of Europe’s largest national parks. It presents incredibly diverse and dramatic scenery including glacial plateaus, active volcanoes, towering ice caps, black-sand beaches, and terrain that is bubbling with geothermal activity. The park is dominated by the Vatnajokull glacier, Europe’s third-largest glacier, and contains Iceland’s highest mountain (Oraefajokull) and deepest lake (Jokulsarlon).

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Glacier Walk

Glacier Walk

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Enjoy a rugged, immersive encounter with Iceland's fabled natural landscapes during this guided glacier hike through Breiðamerkurjökull. Walk over a segment of Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier, and escape the tourist track at a stunning, secluded location. Tours include safety training plus all equipment needed, including crampons, helmets, harnesses, and ice axes.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.74
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Glacier Hike from Skaftafell - Extra Small Group
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Glacier Hike from Skaftafell - Extra Small Group

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Many glacier tours in Vatnajökull National Park require travelers to walk from the parking lot to the glacier terminus, eating into their time on the ice. On this tour, maximize your time on Falljökull glacier by traveling as near as possible in a four-wheel-drive vehicle. Explore moulins, crevasses, and other formations in the company of an Association of Icelandic Mountain Guides-certified guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.00
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Skaftafell Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Walk - Small Group

Skaftafell Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Walk - Small Group

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The Vatnajökull glacier ranks among Iceland’s top natural attractions, but exploring the icy terrain without a guide is dangerous. On this half-day tour, delve into the Skaftafell National Park with a certified guide and discover a world of ice formations and deep crevasses. With all the necessary safety equipment included, enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.69
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$87.69

Natural Crystal Blue Ice Cave Tour of Vatnajökull Glacier

Natural Crystal Blue Ice Cave Tour of Vatnajökull Glacier

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Go on a memorable adventure on this guided trip to an ice cave in Vatnajökull National Park, and let your driver manage a Jeep ride from Jökulsárlón to the base of Vatnajökull. Once you arrive, you are given all the equipment you need—crampons and helmets—to walk on the glacier and enter the cave safely. Then, learn about the history of the caves and their seasonal changes, and be able to choose to explore the cave on your own or with a guide.
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  • 3 hours
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$149.00
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Vatnajökull Glacier Walk from Hali

Vatnajökull Glacier Walk from Hali

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Discover the frozen enchantment of Vatnajökull National Park on an exhilarating 4-hour Glacier Walk with an expert guide. Enjoy a rip-roaring ride in a powerful 4x4 vehicle, admiring the spectacular frozen tableaux of the landscape surrounding the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon as you travel. Then, don your crampons and spend some leisurely exploration time hiking the ice-smothered scenery around the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.
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  • 4 hours
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$146.93
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Crystal Ice Cave Tour from Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Crystal Ice Cave Tour from Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

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Satisfy your appetite for adventure on this ice cave tour of the Vatnajokull Glacier from Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. Alongside your guide,delve into the subterranean caverns of the Vatnajokull Glacier, one of Europe’s largest glaciers, and capture stunning photographs of stalactites, stalagmites, and unique ice formations. Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 14 participants and choose from several departure times throughout the day.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$176.56
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Ice Cave Tour in the National Park of Vatnajökull

Ice Cave Tour in the National Park of Vatnajökull

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Experience the dazzling natural landscapes of Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier, on this 3-hour ice caving adventure from Reykjavik. Venture off the beaten track in the Vatnajökull National Park and enjoy the rare opportunity to explore inside a naturally formed ice cave. With new caves forming each year, your experience is guaranteed to be unique, so be sure to bring your camera!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.00
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South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Day Tour from Reykjavik
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South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Day Tour from Reykjavik

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Discover southern Iceland and take a cruise on the ice-strewn Jokulsarlon Lagoon on this scenic day trip from Reykjavik. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, trace Iceland’s spectacular south coast, a canvas of towering mountains, waterfalls, and glacial rivers. Visit the Skogafoss waterfall, view the ice-covered peaks of Skaftafell, and learn about the area's geology and then go behind the cascading water at Seljalandfoss waterfall.
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  • 14 hours
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$164.71
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Blue Ice Cave Adventure

Blue Ice Cave Adventure

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Go off the beaten track and into an isolated, difficult to access, ice cave on this tour from Hali. In a small group of no more than eight people, this is a more personalized tour than most. Travel by Super Jeep to the location, then hike across rough terrain to explore a unique natural ice cave (selected, according to the conditions, on the day) within Vatnajökull glacier. Your tour guides supply all safety equipment, including helmet, crampons, and ice axe.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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6-Day Small-Group Adventure Tour Around Iceland from Reykjavik
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6-Day Small-Group Adventure Tour Around Iceland from Reykjavik

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Take the full circle road around Iceland to see its top attractions on this 6-day tour from Reykjavik. Check out the Golden Circle, view the south coast’s black sands and basalt cliffs; explore the eastern fjords, Akureyri, and Lake Myvatn; and enjoy adventures including a glacier walk at Skaftafell, hiking, and a whale watching cruise. Limited to a maximum of 15 people, the tour includes five nights’ accommodation, daily breakfast, air-conditioned transport, and more.
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  • 6 days
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Skaftafell Adventure Tour - 5-Hour Expedition

Skaftafell Adventure Tour - 5-Hour Expedition

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Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Iceland's Skaftafell National Park on this extended glacier hiking tour, which allows more time on this glacier than most other tours. As you hike over the ice, past deep crevasses, pale moulins, and ice sculptures, and take in panoramic views over the park, your guide shares insights into glaciers, how they are formed and impacted by climate change. Includes all necessary safety gear.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.79
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2-Day Tour: Blue Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon, Black Beach, and Waterfalls
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2-Day Tour: Blue Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon, Black Beach, and Waterfalls

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Leave the travel planning and driving to the experts on this 2-day tour of Iceland's south coast. On day one, leaving from Reykjavik, travel to the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss and the black-sand beach of Rejnisfjara. The next day, head into the Icelandic highlands in a Super Jeep to explore the blue ice caves of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Overnight accommodation and breakfast is included.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$419.00
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$419.00
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Skaftafell Ice Caving & Glacier Hike

Skaftafell Ice Caving & Glacier Hike

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Head out on a thrilling ice adventure to the Skaftafell Ice Cave from Hofn. Traverse Europe’s largest glacier, and Iceland’s highest mountain range, to reach the entrance of the ice cave. Admire the beauty of the natural landmarks with its blue walls and ice formations as you venture inside the cave with your guide and ice picking equipment.
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  • 4 hours
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$123.23
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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon 2 Day Tour | Glacier Hike & Entire South Coast
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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon 2 Day Tour | Glacier Hike & Entire South Coast

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Rather than rushing between the highlights of Iceland's south coast, slow down and fully absorb the experience on this small-group overnight guided tour from Reykjavík. See the famed waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, as well as the black sand beach and basalt columns at Reynisfjara. Hike on the Falljökull Glacier and watch giant icebergs float around Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Includes accommodation and breakfast.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$440.00
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Crystal Ice Cave Adventure

Crystal Ice Cave Adventure

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Photo opportunities abound at Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier. This half-day guided tour takes you inside an ice cave to experience the wonders of southeast Iceland up close. Ride round-trip in a Jeep and expect to walk over some rough terrain. Helmet, ice axe, harness, and crampons are provided.
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  • 3 hours
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Small-Group 3.5 Hour Blue Ice Experience in Vatnajökull National Park

Small-Group 3.5 Hour Blue Ice Experience in Vatnajökull National Park

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The Skaftafell-Vatnajökull National Park is home to Europe’s largest glacier and the icy landscapes offer a dramatic backdrop for a hiking adventure. This guided glacier hike across Falljökull Glacier ensures a personalized experience, with a small group of up to 15 participants, and full instruction provided.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$106.00
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$106.00

Skaftafell Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike
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Skaftafell Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike

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Hike along the Svínafellsjökull Glacier and climb a blue ice wall on this half-day experience from Skaftafell. Suitable for beginners, the hike combines expert tuition and safety briefings with spectacular mountain scenery. Take in the glacial sights as you climb and hike, and learn about the ice formations as you go. Even better, all equipment is included, so you don't need to bring a thing.
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  • 4 hours
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2 Day South Coast waterfalls, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and Glacier Hike

2 Day South Coast waterfalls, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and Glacier Hike

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Explore Iceland’s spectacular south coast on a 2-day tour with overnight accommodation that takes in the beaches, mountains, and wildlife of the Skaftafell Nature Reserve. You’ll hike on a glacier, check out a plane wreck on a striking black sand beach, and visit the Jökulsárlón Lagoon, where icebergs and seals bob in clear glacier water. Along the way, you’ll travel with a small group of like-minded travelers and a guide for an intimate and personalized tour.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$533.23
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Half-Day Vatnajokull Glacier Small Group Tour from Skaftafell
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Half-Day Vatnajokull Glacier Small Group Tour from Skaftafell

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• Certified guides Our guides have certification from AIMG (Association of Icelandic Mountain Guides). • Small groups The group size for our trips never exceeds 8 people. • 4x4 drive We will drive you all the way to the glacier. That means more time we can spend on ice. • Evening departure (June - August) If you want to avoid the crowds join us for our evening tour and enjoy the complete silence.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$130.00
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2 Day Ice Cave & South Coast: Glacier hike, Jokulsarlon lagoon & Northern Lights

2 Day Ice Cave & South Coast: Glacier hike, Jokulsarlon lagoon & Northern Lights

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Get out of Reykjavik for an exciting 2-day excursion to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, one of Iceland’s top attractions due to its stunning beauty. Explore the south coast of Iceland with a professional guide. Hike among waterfalls, walk on black sand beaches, experience the mysterious blue caves, learn to cross Iceland’s largest glacier, and even get a chance to hunt the elusive Northern Lights. This adventure will not soon be forgotten.
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  • 2 days
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$533.23
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5-hour Glacier Adventure From Skaftafell

5-hour Glacier Adventure From Skaftafell

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The Svínafellsjökull glacier is part of Europe’s largest glacier and the icy landscapes offer a dramatic backdrop for a hiking adventure. This morning or afternoon guided glacier hike in the Skaftafell-Vatnajökull National Park ensures a personalized experience, with a small group of up to eight participants, and full instruction provided.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$146.00
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3-Day Ice Cave, South Coast, Golden Circle and Northern Lights from Reykjavik
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3-Day Ice Cave, South Coast, Golden Circle and Northern Lights from Reykjavik

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In this tour, you’ll get the chance to see the famous Geysir and the geothermal area, Gullfoss the powerful waterfall, Thingvellir National Park in the Golden Circle. You’ll also be taken to with our local favorites to visit a traditional diary farm where you’ll try ice cream, free of charge. On the second and third day, you’ll be taken to the famous South Coast. Along the shore, you’ll get to see the famous black sand beach, Reynisfjara, our stunning glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón in Vatnajökull National Park, where you’ll also get the change to explore Europe’s largest glacier and enter a blue ice cave in it. If nature allows, even the magnificent Northern Lights.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$780.88
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8-Day Small Group Winter Tour Around Iceland in Minibus from Reykjavik

8-Day Small Group Winter Tour Around Iceland in Minibus from Reykjavik

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This 8-day tour takes you to the must see Golden Circle route with all its amazing sites. You will see the unbeatable Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and of course the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir National Park. Next you will be heading to the much talked about South Coast, where you will explore the unique black sand beach, Reynisfjara and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. After exploring the Eastfjords, Lake Mývatn awaits with its unique surroundings, you will explore Dimmuborgir lava pillars and then carry on the journey to the capital of the North, Akureyri. From there you will head to West Iceland and Snæfellsnes Peninsula and find some hidden gems and locations to experience, such as Kirkjufell mountain, lava pillars, a white beach and waterfalls. While enjoying this tour, you're able to book extra tours and activities along the way to make your experience even more special. Such as Snorkeling between Two Continents, Horse Riding and an entry to VÖK baths.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,991.89
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3-Day Reykjavik, Golden Circle, Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon & Fjadrargljufur Canyon

3-Day Reykjavik, Golden Circle, Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon & Fjadrargljufur Canyon

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Save money and fully immerse yourself into the region on this 3-day guided tour that takes in all the highlights of Iceland's Golden Circle route in a single trip. This un-rushed tour takes you to such attractions as Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, the spouting Geysir, Reynisfjara black-sand beach, and Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon where you go on an ice cave and glacier hiking adventure
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  • 3 days
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$786.80
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Vatnajokull National Park can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Vatnajokull National Park 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Vatnajokull National Park costs USD 87.28. Guided Vatnajokull National Park tours start around USD 87.28 per person.
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