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." Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Skaftafell National Park by using our Vatnajokull National Park trip maker .
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  • This national park is beautiful and has fantastic views of a glacier and waterfall! It was very cold and some trails were not accessible without crampons but that was not an deterrent to continuing th...  more »
  • Visited this park in March and was amazed at the size of both the mountains and the glaciers! We were lucky enough to catch it on a clear day and the views of the snowcapped peaks were amazing!. The p...  more »
  • It's nice to sleep at the foot of the Vatna. We had a chance to see beautiful Aurora. Nice snow cover. This country is amazing. I recommend hiking on glacier.
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