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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  • We did 1/2 of the S3 hiking trail and it was great. We would have liked to do the full circuit (15KM) but we didn't have the time. So we went up about 3.5 to 4K and then walked back following the same...  more »
  • Gorgeous maintained paths lead you to a huge glacier. The temperature drops quite a bit the closer you get. You can't actually touch the glacier, it is separated by a lot of rushing water melting off ...  more »
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