Skaftafell National Park, Skaftafell

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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 Vatnajokull National Park attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Vatnajokull National Park tour planner.
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  • Our trip was in July 2008, with 5 members of the family to that date. It was fabulous. In addition to glaciers, also was amazing the fact that Iceland not dark at night.
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  • Not far from the wonderful jokulsarlon more, you might find this national park. A real must! After a hike of about 45 min., you arrive at a beautiful waterfall. I got it with my 8 year old son run, doing fine.
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  • Beautiful place! As the Iceland in general... nice landscapes of course :-) Park, cascades, "glacier tongue"...
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