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Skaftafell.

Skaftafell used to be a National park in South-Iceland, which is 4.807 km2 and a true oasis after driving through the vast sands of Skei­arß "Skei­arßrsandur" and the first stop after the drive through the sands. Skaftafell now belongs to Vatnaj÷kuls■jˇ­gar­ur National park.

Skaftafell is one of my favourite places in Iceland, it is quite amazing finding such a place in this barren landscape. There is a Visitor center in Skaftafell, a camping place and lovely walks (see below).

Skaftafell - Svartifoss.

There is such a beautiful columnar basalt waterfall in Skaftafell, called Svartifoss, or the Black falls. It is only a short hike from the Visitor center. The Visitor center is located just off ring-road 1. The hike, back and forth, in a circle, is only just 1,5 hours and an easy walk in summer time and so worth it (see my tip).

Skaftafell - Skaftafellsj÷kull glacier.

From the Visitor Centre at Skaftafell there is an hour's easy hike back and forth to the glacier. Dress warmly as the temperature drops when you get close to the glacier. Don't get too close though and never go on the glacier unaccompanied.

There are guided tours on the glacier Glacier Hiking Walking Tour from Skaftafell.

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  • In a nutshell:An absolutely breathtaking oasis.
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  • Oleg_D.'s Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2016 at 12:31 PM

    Wonderful! Thank you for tour!

    • Regina1965's Profile Photo
      Mar 30, 2016 at 6:27 PM

      Thanks for visiting, Oleg - I see that I am dragging behind in adding new tips on my pages here, have got several more to add with better photos.

    • Regina1965's Profile Photo
      Mar 30, 2016 at 6:27 PM

      Thanks for visiting, Oleg - I see that I am dragging behind in adding new tips on my pages here, have got several more to add with better photos.

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2014 at 11:01 PM

    Another lovely place in Iceland! I love the glacier and the waterfall with the basalt formations.

    • Regina1965's Profile Photo
      Aug 31, 2014 at 4:46 AM

      Thank you, Malena, for visiting my page - I love the settings of Svartifoss waterfall.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jul 5, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    Lovely page Regina!

  • christine.j's Profile Photo
    Jan 28, 2014 at 3:28 AM

    Another very interesting and informative page. Thank you.

    • Regina1965's Profile Photo
      Jan 28, 2014 at 6:54 AM

      Thanks for visiting my page, Christine, it is a lovely area of Iceland :)

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jan 11, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    Nice page Regina!

  • cal6060's Profile Photo
    May 21, 2013 at 2:19 AM

    Quite an amazing place ! Beautiful winter landscape!

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2012 at 2:20 AM

    Stunning waterfalls!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    May 18, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Interesting new tips about Europe's largest glacier and the Lamb Pastures.

Regina1965

“Bon Voyage :)”

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