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Svartifoss is situated in Skaftafell national park. The national park is 4.807 km2 and an oasis after driving through the vast sands of Skeiðará "Skeiðarársandur". Skaftafell national park now belongs to Vatnajökulsþjóðgarður national park.
At the Visitor centre you can get information on how to get to Svartifoss waterfall. It is 1,5 kilometres from the Visitor centre, uphill and on the way to Svartifoss you come across 2 other waterfalls Þjófafoss (Thieves' fall) and Hundafoss (Dogs´fall). The hike is ca 90 minutes back and forth with stops, and you can then walk down to Svartifoss to see it up-close. It is a breathtaking waterfall, 12 meters high with black columnar basalt formations which beautifully frame the waterfall and give it its name.
The hike is easy, you don't even notice that you are going upwards until you see the view from above. And it is so worth it. On your way back you can either return the same way or cross the river by Svartifoss and return back there. On that route you will get a closer look at Þjófafoss and get to see the lovely Lambhagi - Lamb pastures. I have added a special page on Skaftafell with tips on these places in Skaftafell.
Address: Skaftafell National Park, 785 Fagurhólsmýri
Directions: From Skaftafell, S-Iceland you walk up-hill for 30-40 minutes to Svartifoss waterfall.
Phone: 354 4781627
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