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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  • We hiked down the glacier with our 11 and 12 year old kids. Easy hike for all of us. The glacier was beautiful! And the visitors center had bathrooms and a free water spigot with cold refreshing water...  more »
  • We went for a hike in the park and it was amazing! We hiked the 8km route and went up a mountain where we had a spectacular view.  more »
  • It is a pleasant walk to the glacier and interesting when you get there. It is a little over a kilomenter but worth it. The place gets busy and parks are limited so best to go early and pick a nice da...  more »