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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  • The weather was dry, so we went in. We went from the parking lot the the swartifoss waterfall. Realy a beautifull view over the area! The paths to the waterfalls are good, they put down some matts to ...  more »
  • It is one of Iceland's natural parks, known mainly for the famous waterfall of the Svartifoss basaltic columns, but the park offers much more. The visitor center of the park can be easily reached by car, you have to pay for parking. From there there arise different hiking trails, one of which leads to the Svartifoss waterfall. In this visitor center there are free camping areas, café, services... Set aside enough time to enjoy it as it is worth it.
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