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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  • Glacier views, waterfall views, wild berries along the way and a few turf houses to admire. It is a beautiful place to hike and get your adventure fix!  more »
  • I have only praise for the beauty and wonder of ALL Iceland state parks. However this one left a bitter taste after they charged me penalty for not paying parking (60euro) through the camper rental...  more »

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Popular things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

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World heritage site
Vatnajokull
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Waterfall
Svartifoss Waterfall Skaftafell
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Geologic Formation
Svinafell Glacier Skaftafell
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Geologic Formation
Skaftafellsjokull Skaftafell
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Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Vatnajokull National Park

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Adventure Point Skaftafell
5.0
Duration: 3h 30 min
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Water Body
Lac Polaire Skaftafell
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Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
Hvannadalshnukur
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
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Geologic Formation
Flaajokull Glacier Skaftafell
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Vatnajokull National Park

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Geologic Formation
Askja Reykjahlid
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Outdoor Activity
Aldeyjarfoss Lake Myvatn
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Church
Hofskirkja Church Hof
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Hot Spring
Laugafell Northeast Region
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Nature in Vatnajokull National Park

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Mountain
Hrutfjallstindar
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Duration: 4 hours
Geologic Formation
Stokksnes
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Duration: 2 hours

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Monument
Skeioara Bridge Monument Skaftafell
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