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Me and my husband did the Skaftafellsheiði hike. It is abbreviated as the S3 hike on the Skaftafell Website. Hands down, it was our favorite day of our 10 day stay in Iceland. We had circumvented the island. It took us 6.5 hours to complete...More
This park is just off the RingRoad (Highway1) in southern Iceland, in an area of awesome glaciers and mountain ranges. There are many trails available from easy to strenuous. We only spent one afternoon here, but would recommend at least one or two days for...More
Extremely popular with Icelanders and tourists alike, this National Park has a very well-stocked Centre from which one can obtain a huge amount of knowledge about the geology of the area and the history of Icelanders' love affair with their land of fire and ice....More
First things first, make sure you go by the visitor center to pay for your day parking pass.
The hike to the waterfall is about 2 miles, relatively steep but you should be able to get there in under 45 minutes. From there, you have...More
We loved the scenery. We walked down to the almost colorless glacier. Plenty of black and white so wear colors for great pictures.
Maybe a 3 mile walk round trip from the visitor center.
Could not walk right to the glaciers edge because a small...More
Visited Skaftafell in the Vatnajokull National Park for a hike. I decided on the Svartifoss (Black Falls) route which turned out to be a great choice. The trail is 1.8 km long (1.1 miles) and starts at the Visitor Center. It’s mostly uphill but the...More
We hiked to Svartifoss which was amazing. The waterfall is surrounded by black basalt columns and the trails going around it offer wonderful views. We had fish and chips at a food truck at the trailhead and they were absolutely the best we've ever had.
Did the glacial hike with my teenage daughter. Was great but the best part was our guide Sarah who was fantastic with a young autistic boy, Sean,that was in our group. Parents told me they called around and Troll was the only company that would...More
We did the S2 loop of Svartifoss, Sjonarsker and Sel. The hike started out with a lot of uphill, but you are rewarded at the top with a beautiful view of Svartifoss. You are able to get pretty close to the waterfall and the basalt...More
Response from stepandwine | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. Yes, you can get to both the National Park and to the glacier's edge. Upon entry (paid parking) you will find some very helpful maps, along with a tourism station. The park and falls are to the left and the... More
Hi there. Yes, you can get to both the National Park and to the glacier's edge. Upon entry (paid parking) you will find some very helpful maps, along with a tourism station. The park and falls are to the left and the glacier walk to the right. Glacier walk is beautiful and very flat. (easy hiking). You can also take a paid Glacier walk with a group (about $200 per person) to get on top of the Glacier. You need to reserve in advance at the tourism hut. I did not see a vew to svinafellsjkul. Have fun!