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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  • OK, you US folks, Iceland does not have the National Park system we do, it is very much toned down. We actually missed the sign for it while driving the Ring road as it was so poorly marked. The... 
    OK, you US folks, Iceland does not have the National Park system we do, it is very much toned down. We actually missed the sign for it while driving the Ring road as it was so poorly marked. The...  more »
  • We pulled off the ring road and drove a couple of kilometres along the paved road to the parking lot. On reaching the pay station we discovered that the machines were not working so it was free to... 
    We pulled off the ring road and drove a couple of kilometres along the paved road to the parking lot. On reaching the pay station we discovered that the machines were not working so it was free to...  more »
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  • Love this place. Camping is cheap and easy. Bathrooms are clean showers are amazing and hot water is always there. The tour people are great, the visiting center people are great, and there’s a great cafeteria with some cool people in it. Compared to national parks back home there is much less infrastructure, but I think everything is better here
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