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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  • I managed to go only towards the glacier. The walk from the visitor center is about 30 minutes. Once there there is a quite good view on the lagoon and the glacier. I would suggest to go here only if....  more
    I managed to go only towards the glacier. The walk from the visitor center is about 30 minutes. Once there there is a quite good view on the lagoon and the glacier. I would suggest to go here only if....  more »
  • Unfortunately, it was so windy, adults were having a hard time standing up, so we only visited the visitors center. It was great, and if we ever get to come back to Iceland, we will definitely spend....  more
    Unfortunately, it was so windy, adults were having a hard time standing up, so we only visited the visitors center. It was great, and if we ever get to come back to Iceland, we will definitely spend....  more »
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  • Easily one of my favorite spots in all of Iceland. This Waterfall is so unique in its design that I would make this a must-see.
  • 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.

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