skaftafell.jpgSkaftafell National Park was established in 1967 and is one of Iceland´s most sought destinations. Today it is a part of Vatnajökull National Park which covers 13% of Iceland (16.600 km²). The park is both charming and magnificent at once with its diverse vegetation, powerful glaciers and deserted black sands! Skaftafell N.P. offers multiple hiking opportunites for everyone to enjoy. There is a paved path towards Skaftafell glacier that is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.

A popular walk is up to beautiful Svartifoss waterfall, which is hugged by columnar basalt. From Skaftafell is a great view of Hvannadalshnúkur (2119m), Iceland´s highest peak. Day trips from Skaftafell are available to this majestic place during the spring and summer months. Information about hiking routes and interpretive walks are in the service center. The camp ground and restroom/shower facilities are in the national park, as well as a small convenient store in the service center. Diverse accommodation is available at close range to the park.

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logoWould you like to drive a snowmobile on Europe´s largest glacier, sail among icebergs or explore our black sand dunes on ATV´s? How about viewing the magnificent Northern lights on a cold winter night? Vatnajökull Travel offers exciting tours around the region, all year long.  We plan our clients' trips, and acquire whichever service that is needed to make the tour as enjoyable as possible.

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The Vatnajökull region is easy to reach all year long! Eagle Air makes frequent flight between Höfn and Reykjavík and daily busses run daily from Reykjavík and Akureyri during the summer months.

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