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Vatnajokull National Park 785, Iceland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 1 hour duck boat tour and it was great. We were able to see these giant icebergs up close. Even got to taste an iceberg. You can watch the icebergs move around and float out to the see. Dress warmly but enjoy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Spiketon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

joined Icelandic Mountain Guides for doing 4hours Glacier Walk that is much easy than expected but still enjoyable the view the experience etc... tour guide is professional & supportive. staff also nice. worth to have such experience but that could join more advanced tour would...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank iamface
Reviewed November 8, 2018

So many amazing hiking trail, and the welcome center has amazing lunch!!! This is a must on everyone's list.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rachel M
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Svartifoss waterfall was this photographer's destination. and we were not disappointed. hiking over well-defined and constructed paths, our uphill efforts were rewarded with an overview of the waterfall and later, close-ups of the fall and its adjacent basalt columns. memorable!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FredandPeggy K
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Take a hike to soaring waterfalls, valleys, and woodlands. Home to the Skaftafellsjokull and Svinafellsjokull glaciers. A great day trip on foot and in car brings you right up to raw nature. Take the time to visit the national park information center for a beginning...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank rskdoa
Reviewed October 6, 2018

This waterfall is several is several kilometers from the parking lot, but worth the walk. It is is narrow but spills over a cliff with exposed hexagonal columns of basalt. Pretty mountains and glaciers are visible as well

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 370vincent
Reviewed September 26, 2018

They use - without warning - the same method that big cities road tolls use of photographying your car's plate and charging you a full day's fee unless you depart inside 10 minutes.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

Since we only had a day at Skaftafell, we chose to use our time to hike to the Svartifoss waterfall. There are a couple ways to get to the waterfall; we chose to go up to it one way, and came back down another way....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank khim911
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

If you wish to have a picnic here, make certain you park in the farthest parking lot! There you have access to easy parking and don’t have to lug your supplies a considerable distance from the main (and very overcrowded) parking lot. The interpretive/visitor centre...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

We had planned a short day of driving from our fosshotel Nupar stay to take inDiamond beach, jokarlsolon and Skaftafell National Park at the end of day. Between 2 and 5 we had gorgeous sunny weather and we hiked to the waterfall at the end...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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September 4, 2018|
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Response from stepandwine | Reviewed this property |
about 3 hours
August 21, 2018|
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
May 16, 2018|
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Response from deniseb979 | Reviewed this property |
Guides aren't necessary for the trails. They're well marked. You'll like both S1 and S2 trails. S1 to glacier is flat and scenic. S2 had some climbing but my 76 yr old husband handled it will.