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We were driving to Jokulsarlon, and decided to turn into a random trail that eventually led us to this place. We had no expectations as we didn't know what it would lead to, but was pleasantly surprised and we are very glad we decided to...More
Couldn’t get to the car park today but not to be defeated I climbed a nearby vantage point behind the Hotel Skaftafell. The glacier looks awesome even from a distance so would recommend getting closer if the opportunity presents itself.
The road to the parking lot is a little bumpy. A few kms of this and you will find a small parking lot. You'll see this little gate that you just push open and start you hike. It is a very easy and short one...More
This is about as close as you can get to the glaciers without going on a guided tour. This spot is also the filming location from Batman Begins. There is a rough trail that leaves from the car park and goes up to the left...More
We stayed at Hotel Skaftafell which is just in front of Svinafellsjokull. You can walk to it from their back door. The hike was wonderful - lined by banks with alpine plants until you initially reach the viewpoints of the glacier and then finally walk...More
A short walk up the track over the hill from the back Hotel Skaftafell is the Svinafellsjokull Glacier. It is easy to walk until you get very close; at this point the loose scree becomes harder to walk on - but not impossible.
A (really beaten) track rather than a road leads to a small rocky parking spot, from where a short walk leads you to.... a stunning glacier lake and glacier itself. Watch out for tumbling rocks from the left side! Otherwise a wonderful spot to stop...More
The Glacier is beautiful. With time on hand you can really trek longer to view the glacier nearer. Definitely a must must see when in Iceland. There is a parking lot right at the diversion which you take off the main road. The approach gravel...More
We had a VW Caddy that is not 4x4 but was able to slowly navigate the extremely rocky road up to the parking area and start of the trail. Proceed at your own risk though as I can this road causing damage to vehicles and...More
If you get the chance and have a vehicle that handle the very bad road to it you should see this glacier area. The lagoon is small but very cool with fairly large bergs floating around. We hike the trail on the mountain side along...More
The glacier itself is heavily crevassed and I would not try to climb on it without proper equipment. There's a plaque at the base of the path memorializing 2 German hikers who went on the glacier some years ago - and never... More
The glacier itself is heavily crevassed and I would not try to climb on it without proper equipment. There's a plaque at the base of the path memorializing 2 German hikers who went on the glacier some years ago - and never came back. That said, you can walk quite some distance up the path (which runs alongside the glacier). There may be some rock scrambling, depending on how far up you go. The road from the main highway to the parking area is quite bumpy and full of holes; you must drive slowly but you do not need 4WD to do it.