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Skaftafellsjokull

Skaftafell, Vatnajokull National Park 785, Iceland
+354 470 8300
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Skaftafell, Vatnajokull National Park 785, Iceland
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"beautiful glacier"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The whole area is full of amazing views from snow capped mountains to stunning glaciers, waterfalls & lagoons. Lots of trails & marked walks to follow - for every level. The visitor centre near the campsite is a wealth of information for the area &...More

Thank Karen M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights at the Skaftafell camp ground. Price was very reasonable and it provided a good base to explore the region - not only the glacier and walking trails but also the iceberg lagoon only 40min drive away.

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Reviewed June 11, 2018

The hike to this glacier from the visitor center is fairly level and easy. It is definitely worth the effort. You are able to get very close to the glacier and the lagoon with icebergs. The black streaks from volcanic ash just add to the...More

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Reviewed April 21, 2018

We did this hike during a two-night stay in the Hofn area. We had done most of the major natural attractions in the Golden Circle / South Iceland the previous few days, so it was nice to go to a natural attraction without the tourist...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

This is about 40 minutes away from the visitor's center and well worth the walk. The glacier is amazing, the echoes of the cracks and ruptures thunderous. Quite a special place.

Thank Ugo C
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Reviewed November 21, 2017

We traveled onto this glacier with "Glacier Guides", and into its deep blue ice cave. It was fantastic. Our guide was fabulous, and shared superb and fascinating information. The glacier is not a stagnant object, it will change each year, and the tunnels and caves...More

Thank Jessica T
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

We hiked to the lower viewpoint of the glacier. From there you can see the surroundings, but also the glacier lagoon in front of the glacier. Awesome views of the glacier

Thank Peter v
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Reviewed October 21, 2017

We took a walk out onto this glacier with a guide and I can highly recommend Troll Expeditions. Fascinating scenery and wonderful experience.

Thank Kellie I
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Reviewed September 17, 2017

The visitor center fitted us with crampons and stick. We took a 15 min bus ride & then walked 15mins before we reach the glasier. At the bottom of the glasier we taught how to wear and walk with the crampons. Then the Glasier hike...More

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Reviewed July 31, 2017

There are at least two ways to see the glacier. The easiest is to just walk about 2km from the visitor's center, over to the lake/river at the end of the glacier. If the weather is bad, or you don't have much time, this might...More

Thank James W
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