Skaftafell National Park, Skaftafell
(4.8/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
Now considered to be part of Vatnajokull National Park Skaftafell National Park offers the chance to explore Icelandic valleys, glaciers, rivers, and mountains. Starting at the information center, plan a guided tour through the park's grounds or hike the trails yourself. Known for its consistently sunny weather, the park is also home to tons of plant life; birds, such as ravens and merlins; and mammals, such as arctic foxes and mink. You can hike up on the glacier, known to be the largest in Europe. Check out one of the major focal points within the park, Svartifoss waterfall or "black waterfall." It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Skaftafell National Park and many more Skaftafell attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Skaftafell tour planner.
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  • There is so much to do and see in Skaftafell. We weren't there long enough to scratch the surface but loved the landscape of the glacier lagoon, the big and little waterfalls. We even hiked at night w...  more »
  • First stop on our tour. Breathtaking, too bad there was snow, it would have been more impressive. Advice for those who come to Iceland, must see!!!
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  • Lots to see, lots of great hiking trails of different difficulty levels. I highly recommend the hike going on top of the mountain to see the glacier tongue, truly amazing ! Check out for the weather, ...  more »