Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park, Vatnajokull National Park

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Now considered to be part of Vatnajokull National Park Skaftafell / Vatnajökull 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 / Vatnajökull National Park by using our Vatnajokull National Park trip maker.
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  • This did not disappoint! I had heard great things about this place and it did not disappoint! The scenery is beautiful and it was worth all the 6 hours we spent there. Just sitting down to admire the....  more
    This did not disappoint! I had heard great things about this place and it did not disappoint! The scenery is beautiful and it was worth all the 6 hours we spent there. Just sitting down to admire the....  more »
  • There is pay parking (the Parka app can be used here). There are toilets and a mediocre gift shop. Unlike the friendly and informative folks at Thingvellir’s Visitor’s Center, the gentleman at this....  more
    There is pay parking (the Parka app can be used here). There are toilets and a mediocre gift shop. Unlike the friendly and informative folks at Thingvellir’s Visitor’s Center, the gentleman at this....  more »
  • Day 4 of our Ring Road Road Trip and bright and sunny. Stopped at the visitor centre to register parking and get advice. Whilst only one machine working at the carpark there were more in visitor... 
    Day 4 of our Ring Road Road Trip and bright and sunny. Stopped at the visitor centre to register parking and get advice. Whilst only one machine working at the carpark there were more in visitor...  more »
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  • Beautiful National Park
  • This park is superb with jaw dropping views, amazing selection of trails and a great staff to help you get out there. This is my third time visiting this park and I absolutely love it here. If you are a true hiker with the right gear then you can visit in any season. I just finished two major hikes here in the winter and loved it! Plan properly and treat yourself to the harder hikes here.
  • Beutiful place. Very nice to stay in a camping car
  • We had a great guide who was patient and brought us to the glacier and cave
  • Reach easily Svartifoss waterfall by path S2 starting from the camping with a 1,5km walk.

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