Skaftafell

Skaftafell National Park was established in 1967 and became a part of Vatnajökull National park in 2008. Skaftafell is an oasis between sand and glacier in Southeast Iceland, renowned for its agreeable mild climate and sunny days in summer. The landscape here is similar to the Alps, but strongly influenced by fire and water. Natural birch wood grows in the area, many species of birds and arctic foxes can be seen here. Camping ground, information center and many hiking trails are offered to the visitors of Skaftafell. One of the major highlights of the area is Svartifoss or 'the black waterfall'. The waterfall obtains its name from the black basalt columns that flank it. Svartifoss can be reached after a pleasant hike from the camping ground. As Skaftafell is located at the feet of Vatnajökull glacier, it is a perfect place to go for a glacier hike or to try out ice climbing.

 

Book the Glacier Hiking Tour from Skaftafell here

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Basalt rock columns in Skaftafell
Basalt rock col...
Colorful Svínafellsjökull
Colorful Svínaf...
Colors of Svínafellsjökull
Colors of Svína...
Magnúsarfoss on the way to Svartifoss
Magnúsarfoss on...
Majestic Vatnajökull glacier
Majestic Vatnaj...
Skaftafell
Skaftafell
Skaftafellsjökull
Skaftafellsjöku...
Skaftafellsjökull
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Sunset in Skaftafell
Sunset in Skaft...
Svartifoss
Svartifoss
Svartifoss
Svartifoss
Svínafellsjökull
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Views on the way to Svartifoss
Views on the wa...
Waters of Skaftafell National Park
Waters of Skaft...
Where Svínafellsjökull starts
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