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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.
Tours to Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
$163 BOOK WITH VIATOR South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Day Tour from Reykjavik
Duration: 14 hours
$1,543 BOOK WITH VIATOR 6-Day Small-Group Adventure Tour Around Iceland from Reykjavik
Duration: 6 days
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park reviews
We only had a few hours when our tour group stopped here so we took the mostly flat trail out to the glacial lagoon, which was pretty good. Looking at some of the other photos here I wish we had had..... more »
Glacier views, waterfall views, wild berries along the way and a few turf houses to admire. It is a beautiful place to hike and get your adventure fix! more »
Beautiful National Park
Perfect place for a nice light hike. The wide open glacier makes it very windy, so be ready for it. There is also a couple rivers you will have to do some balancing over. Overall this is a very beautiful spot. The glacier is certainly something worth seeing, as the mass is just crazy to think about.
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